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

The slope of this line is $-\frac{6}{5}$. The line is falling because the slope is negative.
We find the slope of this line by using the following formula: $$m = \frac{y_{2} - y_{1}}{x_{2} - x_{1}}$$ Plug in the two points given into this equation to find $m$, which is the slope: $$m = \frac{-4 - 2}{2 - (-3)}$$ Simplify the fraction: $$m = \frac{-6}{5}$$ The line is falling because the slope is negative.