# Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-1 Rate of Change and Slope - Lesson Check - Page 295: 2

$m=-\frac{1}{5}$

#### Work Step by Step

To find the slope, we use the formula $m=\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$. We plug in the $x$ and $y$ values shown in the graph: $m=\frac{1-2}{3-(-2)}$ We simplify above and below the fraction bar with subtraction: $m=\frac{-1}{5}$ Then, we move the negative sign out front: $m=-\frac{1}{5}$

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