EllaElla02 one year ago What is the slope of the line passing through the points (–1, 3) and (4, –7)?

1. anonymous

Use the slope formula.

2. anonymous

$\huge m=\frac{ y_2-y_1 }{ x_2-x_1 }$

3. EllaElla02

Is it 4 over 11

4. EllaElla02

4 -- 11

5. anonymous

No

6. anonymous

Plug the points in the formula. $\huge m=\frac{ y_2-y_1 }{ x_2-x_1 }$|dw:1441918127330:dw|

7. EllaElla02

Okay is it -10 over 5

8. EllaElla02

-10 ---- 5

9. anonymous

Yes! But you have to simplify it. :)

10. anonymous

What is $-10 \div 5=?$

11. EllaElla02

-2 -- 1

12. anonymous

Great!

13. timothywhitaker

are you wanting slope or slope interspt form?

14. anonymous

-2/1 or simply -2. :)

15. EllaElla02

Thank you so much (:

16. anonymous

No problem. You did a good job! :D