## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

m=$\frac{1}{3}$ The line rises.
m=$\frac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$ m=$\frac{4-3}{2-(-1)}$ m=$\frac{1}{2+1}$ m=$\frac{1}{3}$ The slope is a positive number, therefore the line falls.