Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-1 Rate of Change and Slope - Lesson Check - Page 297: 2



Work Step by Step

Slope equals rise over run. In order to find slope, we consider the rise and the run between the two points on the graph. Between the two points, we go one down, so the rise is -1. Additionally, we go left 5 units, so the run is 5. Thus, we get an answer of -1/5.
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