`(6, 8), (5, -5)` Find the slope of the line that passes through the pair of points.

kspcr111 | Student

the slope (m) of the line that passes through the points `(x_1 , y_1) and (x_2 , y_2)` is   given as 

`m = (y_2 - y_1)/(x_2 - x_1)`

so , now here 

`(x_1 , y_1) = (6,8)`

`(x_2 , y_2) = (5,-5)`

so slope `m =(y_2 - y_1)/(x_2 - x_1)`

                `= (-5 -8)/(5-6)`

`=    (-13)/(-1) = 13` is the slope