What is the slope of the line that passes through the points (-2 4) and (8 -1)

What is the slope of the line that passes through the points (-2 4) and (8 -1)

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  1. -2-8= -10

    4+1 = 5 (the negative switches to a positive)

    Your slope equals -10/5. You can look at this in a fraction for when you might use it later in point slope or slope intercept form, or you can just simplify it to -2. It might also be helpful to remember the numerator as the rise and the denominator as run, or “rise over run” if you need to graph it.

    Slope = -10/5 or -2

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Slope, often referred to as the variable “m” can be found by solving y2-y1/x2-x1. You can do it the opposite way, though make sure the y-values are on the top.

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