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Find the Slope of a Line Passing Through the Following Point: (3, −5), and (1, 2) - Mathematics

Answer in Brief

Find the slope of a line passing through the following point:

(3, −5), and (1, 2)

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Solution

(3, −5), and (1, 2)

Let m be the slope of the given line.

\[\therefore m = \frac{y_2 - y_1}{x_2 - x_1}\]

\[ \Rightarrow m = \frac{2 + 5}{1 - 3} = - \frac{7}{2}\]

Hence, the slope of the line passing through the points (3, −5), and (1, 2) is \[- \frac{7}{2}\].

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RD Sharma Class 11 Mathematics Textbook
Chapter 23 The straight lines
Exercise 23.1 | Q 2.3 | Page 13
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