# What is the slope of the line that passes through

What is the slope of the line that passes through the pair of points (–5.5, 6.1), (–2.5, 3.1)? Group of answer choices
–1
1
-2
½

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-1
According to the slope formula: Slope = $$\displaystyle\frac{{{y}_{2}-{y}_{1}}}{{{x}_{2}-{x}_{1}}}$$
$$y_2 = 6.1$$
$$y_1 = 3.1$$
$$x_2 = -5.5$$
$$x_1 = -2.5$$
Therefore: $$\displaystyle{6.1}-\frac{{3.1}}{{-{{5.5}}}}--{2.5}$$
Since negative negative is positive you are left with: 3/-3