#### Answer

The given statement makes sense.

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL:
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:
$m=\dfrac{y_2-y_1}{x_2-x_1}$
Thus, to find the slope of the line that passes through the points $(-1, 5)$ and $(2, 3),$ the first point can be $(x_1, y_1)$ and the second point can be $(x_2, y_2)$.
Therefore, in the given situation, the point $(-1, 5)$ can be considered as $(x_1, y_1)$ and the point $(2, -3)$ can be considered as $(x_2, y_2)$.
The given statement makes sense.