Calculus: Early Transcendentals 8th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285741552
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-155-0

APPENDIX B - Coordinate Geometry and Lines - B Exercises: 9

Answer

$m=-\frac{9}{2}$

Work Step by Step

To find the slope of the line passing through $(-3,3)$ and $(-1,-6)$, we use the slope formula: $m=\frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}}$. Plug in the given values of $x$ and $y$: $m=\frac{-6-3}{-1-(-3)}$. Simplify to arrive at the answer: $m=-\frac{9}{2}$.
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