lvasquev462 3 years ago What is the slope of the line through the points (-2, -5) and (1, -7)?

1. dakotajason27

slope formula is y2 -y1 over x2-x1 so just solve that aquation

2. lvasquev462

will it be 1/12?

3. swissgirl

Ok well in our coordinate pair For example lets take (-2, -5) our -2 is our x value and -5 is our y value

4. lvasquev462

will it be -3/12

5. swissgirl

$$\large {-7-(-5) \over 1-(-2)}$$ Can you solve from here?

6. lvasquev462

-3/2

7. swissgirl

-2/3