# SOLUTION: Hi, my question is: how do you find the slope of two points when the coordinate of one of the points is a fraction? (5/3,-2) (3,6)

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 Question 158284: Hi, my question is: how do you find the slope of two points when the coordinate of one of the points is a fraction? (5/3,-2) (3,6)Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, jim_thompson5910:Answer by Alan3354(30982)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hi, my question is: how do you find the slope of two points when the coordinate of one of the points is a fraction? (5/3,-2) (3,6) ------------- The same way as when it's not a fraction. m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1) m = (6 - (-2))/(3 - 5/3) m = 8/(4/3) m = 6 Answer by jim_thompson5910(28503)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The points and will be denoted and . So this means that , , , , and Start with the slope formula. Plug in , , , and Subtract from to get Subtract from to get (ie ) Multiply the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second fraction. Multiply and reduce. So the slope of the line that goes through the points and is