# How do you determine the slope of the line passing through (2, –5) and (–1, –1)?

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To determine the slope of the line passing through the points (2, –5) and (–1, –1), you can use the slope formula, which is ( m = \frac{{y_2 - y_1}}{{x_2 - x_1}} ). Substitute the coordinates of the points into the formula. So, ( m = \frac{{-1 - (-5)}}{{-1 - 2}} ). Simplify the expression to find the slope.

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