# What is the slope of the line which passes through (3, -2) and (-4, -3)?

Apr 19, 2016

The slope $= \frac{1}{7}$

#### Explanation:

(3 , -2) = color(blue)(x_1 , y_1

(-4 , -3) = color(blue)(x_2 , y_2

The slope is calculated using formula:

Slope =color(blue)((y_2 - y_1) / (x_2 - x_1)

$= \frac{- 3 - \left(- 2\right)}{- 4 - 3}$

$= \frac{- 3 + 2}{- 7}$

$= \frac{- 1}{- 7}$

$= \frac{1}{7}$