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# Find the slope of the line containing the given pair of points.?

Find the slope of the line containing the given pair of points. If the line is undefined, state so. Please be sure to show all of your work. (-2, 3) and (-4, 6)
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slope = (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1)
slope = (6-3)/(-4 - (-2))
slope = 3/-2
slope = -3/2
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(-2, 3) and (-4, 6)

slope = (3-6)/(-2+4) = -3/2

From the rightmost point (the first one), since the line decreases 3 for every 2 increase in x, the y-intercept is at the origin.
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the formula is Y2-Y1 divided by X1-X2

which would be: 6-3 divided by -4 - -2

3 divided by -2

slope= -1.5 the slope is negative
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(y2-y1)/(x2-x1)=m

y1=3
y2=6

x1=-2
x2=-4

(6-3)/[-4-(-2)]
(6-3)/(-4+2)
3/-2
-1.5=m
which is the slope
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Slope = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

= (3-6)/(-2--4)

= -3/2

Equation = y = -3/2x
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6-3 over-4-(-2)
• by Amanda
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-3/2