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What is the slope of the line that passes through (-2, -3) and (-5, 2)?

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What is the slope of the line that passes through (-2, -3) and (-5, 2)?
asked Mar 17, 2014 in ALGEBRA 1 by chrisgirl Apprentice

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The points are (- 2, - 3) and (- 5, 2)

Slope (m) = (y₂ - y₁)/(x₂ - x₁)

Substitute the values of (x₁, y₁) = (- 2, - 3) and (x₂, y₂) = (- 5, 2) in (m) = (y₂ - y₁)/(x₂ - x₁).

Slope (m) = (2 + 3)/(- 5 + 2)

= 5/(- 3)

= - 5/3.

Slope of the line is - 5/3.

answered Mar 18, 2014 by dozey Mentor

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