# SOLUTION: Find the slope (-5,-18)(-9,-19)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Algebra Question 231844: Find the slope (-5,-18)(-9,-19)Answer by unlockmath(1599)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, The slope of a line is found as follows of the two points (-5,-18)(-9,-19). (y - y)/(x - x) so let's take the first y (-18) and subtract the second y(-19). It'll look like this: -18 - (-19) When you have two negatives sign together it makes a positive. (+) So this will be -18 + 19 = 1 Now, let's look at the x's. -5 - (-9) = +4 The slope is 1/4 Just as a note you could start with with the other y first -19 - (-18) = -1 And use the same pattern with x's. -9 -(-5) = -4 That gives us -1/-4 but when you have two negatives it turns positive and we come up with the same answer 1/4 RJ Toftness www.math-unlock.com