# SOLUTION: Determine the slope of a line through points (4,-8) and (3,-6).

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 Click here to see ALL problems on absolute-value Question 174843This question is from textbook : Determine the slope of a line through points (4,-8) and (3,-6).This question is from textbook Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, actuary:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the slope formula. Plug in , , , and Subtract from to get Subtract from to get Reduce So the slope of the line that goes through the points and is Answer by actuary(112)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The formula for the slope of line through two given points is m(slope) = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1). Using the values in your problem, the slope is (-6-(-8))/(3-4)= (-6+8)/(-1) = 2/(-1) = -2 The formula for the slope of a line is sometimes described as the rise/run. With a negative slope, the line is decreasing (moving downward). I hope that this helps.