Posted by **Brandy** on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 11:09pm.

find the slope of a straight line that passes through the given pair of points (5,6) and (-3,1)

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**Jai**, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 11:26pm
recall that the slope, m, is given by the equation,

m = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)

where

(x1, y1) = coordinates of first point

(x2, y2) = coordinates of second point

substituting,

m = (1 - 6)/(-3 - 5)

m = (-5)/(-8)

m = 5/8

hope this helps~ :)

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