## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$m=1$
We can use the slope formula to calculate the slope of a line, m, that goes through two points. $m=\frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}}$ $m=\frac{-6-(-2)}{-1-3}=\frac{-6+2}{-(1+3)}=\frac{-4}{-4}=1$