## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

$\frac{-2}{3}$
Find the slope of the line. 1. Graph the line 2. You will see that it a negative slope because it slopes down from left to right 3. slope = $\frac{rise}{run}$ 4. Rise 4 from the the point at (4, -1) 5. Run -6 from that point to get to the second point (-2,3). 6. $\frac{rise}{run}$ = $\frac{-4}{6}$, simplify = $\frac{-2}{3}$ (the negative can go either with the top or bottom number or outside, indicating the general fraction is negative).