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What is the slope of the line that passes through the given points? (3, 2) and (5, 12)
1. Choose one point as first point and other point as second point. 2. Subtract first y value from second y value 3. Subtract first x value from second x value 4. Divide the difference of y values by the difference of the x values That is what is meant by the formula for the slope: slope = m = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)
so would the slope be -1/5
\[\frac{ (12-2) }{ (5-3) }\]