# What is the slope of the straight line through points (3,5) and (8,7)?

Dec 9, 2017

$\frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

To recall, the equation of a slope is:

$\frac{y 2 - y 1}{x 2 - x 1} = S l o p e$ ---- equation 1

So here we have two points,
(3,5) will be point 1. 3 will be x1 and 5 will be y1
(8,7) will be point 2. 8 will be x2 and 7 will be y2

So plugging these in to equation 1 we have,

$\frac{7 - 5}{8 - 3} = \frac{2}{5}$