## Rachel98 Group Title I think the answer is - 1/5, but I need an A so I need to be positive. Heres the question: What is the slope of the line containing the ordered pair (2, 3) and (-4, 0)? one year ago one year ago

1. hartnn Group Title

its not -1/5 The slope of the line through points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is given by : $$\huge m=\frac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}$$ now,just put the values and find m.

2. Rachel98 Group Title

m = - 4 - 3/ 0 - 2 = 7/ - 2 that's what I got now.

3. hartnn Group Title

no... x1 =2, y1 =3 x2=-4, y2=0

4. Rachel98 Group Title

m = 3 - 0/ 2 - 4 = 3/2?

5. hartnn Group Title

no...

6. hartnn Group Title

$$\huge m=\frac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}=\frac{3-0}{2-(-4)}=\frac{1}{2}$$

7. Rachel98 Group Title

Oh, that makes sense, now I feel stupid. Thanks for your help.

8. hartnn Group Title

welcome ^_^