## anonymous one year ago What is the slope of the line passing through the points (0, −5) and (4, 2)?

1. SolomonZelman

$$\LARGE \color{black}{ \displaystyle {\rm m}=\frac{\color{blue}{{\rm y}_1}-\color{red}{{\rm y}_2}}{\color{green}{{\rm x}_1}-\color{darkgoldenrod}{{\rm x}_2}} }$$ where: $$\LARGE \color{black}{ \displaystyle {\rm m} }$$ is the slope $$\Large\color{black}{ \displaystyle (\color{green}{{\rm x}_1}~,~~\color{blue}{{\rm y}_1}) }$$ and $$\Large\color{black}{ \displaystyle (\color{darkgoldenrod}{{\rm x}_2}~,~~\color{red}{{\rm y}_2}) }$$ are your two points.

2. anonymous

Right I get that and I get the formula

3. AlexandervonHumboldt2

substitute the coordinates in the formula soloman gave you and solve

4. AlexandervonHumboldt2

(-5-2)/(0-4)=solve

5. anonymous

When I did that I got -7 and -4 so would it be -7/-4?