What is the slope of the line that passes through the points (-3, -10) and (5, -7)?
Hi John, the slope of the line that passes through two points is given by:
S = (y_{1} - y_{2}) / (x_{1} - x_{2})
It does not matter which point you pick as (x_{1}, y_{1}), the solution will be the same.
Slope through two points:
Let (-3, -10) represent (x_{1}, y_{1})
Then:
S = (-10 - (-7)) / (-3 - 5)
S = -3 / -8
S = 3 / 8
The slope of the line that passes through the two points is: S = 3 / 8.
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