## anonymous one year ago What is the slope of the line that passes through the points (-3, 5) and (1, 7)? a) 1/2 b)1 c)2

1. pooja195

$\huge~\rm~\frac{ y_2-y_1 }{ x_2-x_1 }$

2. pooja195

We need to find the slope first :) (x1,y1)(x2,y2)

3. anonymous

ok @pooja195

4. pooja195

$\huge~\rm~\frac{ 7-5 }{ 1+3}=slope$

5. anonymous

thanks its 1/2 @pooja195

6. pooja195

no its not.

7. anonymous

its not??

8. pooja195

look at what i did above

9. pooja195

$\huge~\rm~\frac{ 7-5 }{ 1+3}=slope$

10. pooja195

^^^^^^^^^

11. anonymous

I did do that but I got 2/4 and I simplified

12. pooja195

oh right oops sorry!

13. anonymous

its alright @pooja195

14. pooja195

$\huge~\rm~y-y_1=m(x-x_1)$ ok now we have our slope m=slope so 1/2 we can pick and point (1,7) will be easier

15. pooja195

(x1,y1)