# Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-5 Standard Form - Mixed Review - Page 326: 78

$m=3$

#### 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 from the given coordinates: $m=\frac{-1-5}{3-5}$ We simplify above and below the fraction bar with subtraction: $m=\frac{-6}{-2}$ Then, we divide the fraction: $m=3$

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