**the slope of the equation can't equal to 0 and the slope is negative.**

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Hi Ashley;

3--3 over -4-3

Minus a negative number is plus a number.

(3+3)/(-4-3)

6/-7

-6/7

It is a negative slope which is not equal to zero.

Hi Ashley, so as you may know, the equation for slope (where *m* represents slope). Here are a few tips about slope, a slope that equals 0, just means there is no slope. A slope with a negative value just means the line is another direction than a positive slope. Now, I am assuming the points given are

point 1 =(-4,3) and point 2 =(3,-3), now using point 2 to be my x_{2} and my y_{2} values and point 1 to be my x_{1} and y_{1} values. I have x_{1} = -4, y_{1}=3, x_{2} = 3,

y_{2} = -3

slope = m=rise = y_{2} - y_{1} = _-3-3 =
_-6_ = -6 =-6

run x_{2} - x_{1} 3-(-4) 3+4 7 7

Your slope = -6/7

Best of luck,

Shannon

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