What is the slope of the line that goes through the two points (-5 , 11) & (12 , 3)?

**change in y**

----------------- = slope of the line

change in x

----------------- = slope of the line

change in x

(-5,11) and (12,3)

3 - 11

----------- = slope {subtracted the y-coordinates over subtracting the x-coordinates}

12 - (-5)

-8

----- = slope {subtracted in numerator and denominator}

17

**slope = -8/17**

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