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What is the slope of a line that passes through (-2, 2) and (-4, 5)?

 Aug 20, 2015

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What is the slope of a line that passes through (-2, 2) and (-4, 5) ?

 

$$\\x_1=-2,~y_1=2 \\
x_2 = -4,~y_2=5\\\\
m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{(-4)-(-2)}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{(-4)+2}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{2-4}\\\\
m=\dfrac{3}{-2}\\\\
m=-\dfrac{3}{2}\\\\
\mathbf{m=-1.5}$$

 

 Aug 20, 2015
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What is the slope of a line that passes through (-2, 2) and (-4, 5) ?

 

$$\\x_1=-2,~y_1=2 \\
x_2 = -4,~y_2=5\\\\
m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{(-4)-(-2)}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{(-4)+2}\\\\
m=\dfrac{5-2}{2-4}\\\\
m=\dfrac{3}{-2}\\\\
m=-\dfrac{3}{2}\\\\
\mathbf{m=-1.5}$$

 

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