## College Algebra (10th Edition)

$m=\dfrac{2}{3}$
The slope $m$ of the line that passes through the points $(x_1, y_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2)$ is given by the formula: $m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$ Use the formula above to obtain: $m=\dfrac{3-5}{-1-2}=\dfrac{-2}{-3}=\dfrac{2}{3}$