# What is the slope of the line with line containing points A(4, -1) and B(0, 2)?

Jul 31, 2015

I found: $- \frac{3}{4}$

#### Explanation:

You can use the definition of slope as:
Slope$= \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x}$
where $\Delta$ represents the difference between the coordinates of your points.

You get:
Slope$= \frac{\Delta y}{\Delta x} = \frac{{y}_{B} - {y}_{A}}{{x}_{B} - {x}_{A}}$
Slope$= \frac{2 - \left(- 1\right)}{0 - 4} = - \frac{3}{4}$