# Pre Algebra - slope of line passing through two points

by Lonners
(Hanford, CA)

what is the slope of the line passing through points (-5,0) and (5,4)?

The slope can be computed from these two x,y values.

slope = (change in “y” values)/(change in “x” values)

### Comments for Pre Algebra - slope of line passing through two points

 Dec 12, 2011 Slope of a Line by: Staff Question: by Lonners (Hanford, CA) what is the slope of the line (-5,0) and (5,4? Answer: The slope can be computed from these two x,y values: (x, y) (-5, 0) (5, 4) slope = “rise” over “run”, or “rise” DIVIDED BY “run” slope = (change in “y” values)/(change in “x” values) slope = (y₂ - y₁)/(x₂ - x₁) The x-y coordinates of the two points are: (-5, 0) and (5, 4) . The slope will be calculated as the change of “y” when x increases. In this case “x” will increase from -5 to 5 (left to right). slope = (y₂ - y₁)/(x₂ - x₁) slope = (4 - 0)/( 5 – (-5)) slope = (4)/( 10) slope = 4/10 = 2/5 the final answer is: slope = 2/5 Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com