# What is the slope of the line that passes through the points (3,1) and (8,3)?

Mar 30, 2018

$m = \frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$m = \frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$
$m = \frac{3 - 1}{8 - 3}$
$m = \frac{2}{5}$

Mar 30, 2018

The slope of the line that passes through the points $\left(3 , 1\right)$ and $\left(8 , 3\right)$ is $\frac{2}{5}$.

#### Explanation:

The formula for the slope of a line when two points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ and $\left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right)$ are given is $m = \frac{{y}_{2} - {y}_{1}}{{x}_{2} - {x}_{1}}$ where $m$ is the slope.

$m = \frac{3 - 1}{8 - 3}$
$m = \frac{2}{5}$