#### Answer

$\frac{5}{6}$; rises

#### Work Step by Step

We are given that the slope $m$ of the line passing through the distinct points $(x_{1},y_{1})$ and $(x_{2},y_{2})$ is defined as:
$m=\frac{rise}{run}=\frac{y_{2}-y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1}}$ (where $x_{2}\ne x_{1}$)
Therefore, $m=\frac{6-1}{2-(-4)}=\frac{5}{2+4}=\frac{5}{6}$.
The slope is positive, so the line rises from left to right.