## anonymous one year ago what is the slope of the line that goes through (0,0) and (5,-1)

1. phi

what is the "change in y" divided by the "change in x" to find change in y (how much does y change when you go from 0 to -1) do -1 - 0= what ?

2. anonymous

-1

3. phi

now find the change in x. can you do that ?

4. anonymous

5

5. phi

finally divide change in y (-1) by change in x (5)

6. anonymous

-5 ?

7. phi

just write -1 divided by 5 how do you show division? (people usually write top number, line, bottom number)

8. phi

$\frac{-1}{5}$ or -1/5