# Question #bdab0

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Nov 15, 2016

#### Explanation:

To calculate the slope use the

#color(blue)"gradient formula"#

#color(orange)"Reminder " color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(2/2)color(black)(m=(y_2-y_1)/(x_2-x_1))color(white)(2/2)|)))#

where m represents the slope and#(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)" 2 points on the line"# The 2 points here are (5 ,2) and (-3 ,4)

let

# (x_1,y_1)=(5,2)" and " (x_2,y_2)=(-3,4)#

#rArrm=(4-2)/(-3-5)=2/(-8)=-1/4# The result would be the same if the 2 points were ' swapped'