# How do you find the slope of # (-5, -8), (-8, 1) #?

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Changing the values from the problem's points yields:

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To find the slope of the line passing through the points (-5, -8) and (-8, 1), you use the formula: slope = (change in y) / (change in x). Substituting the coordinates, you get: slope = (1 - (-8)) / (-8 - (-5)) = (1 + 8) / (-8 + 5) = 9 / -3 = -3. Therefore, the slope of the line is -3.

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To find the slope of a line passing through two given points, you can use the formula:

slope = (change in y) / (change in x)

Given the points (-5, -8) and (-8, 1), you can calculate the change in y and the change in x as follows:

Change in y = (y2 - y1) = (1 - (-8)) = 1 + 8 = 9 Change in x = (x2 - x1) = (-8 - (-5)) = -8 + 5 = -3

Now, substitute these values into the slope formula:

slope = (change in y) / (change in x) = 9 / -3 = -3

So, the slope of the line passing through the points (-5, -8) and (-8, 1) is -3.

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