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Slope is equal to the change in over the change in , or rise over run.

The change in is equal to the difference in x-coordinates (also called run), and the change in is equal to the difference in y-coordinates (also called rise).

Substitute in the values of and into the equation to find the slope.

Simplify.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Simplify the denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Substitute the value of into the slope-intercept form of the equation, .

Substitute the value of into the slope-intercept form of the equation, .

Substitute the value of into the slope-intercept form of the equation, .

Rewrite the equation as .

Simplify each term.

Combine and .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Add to both sides of the equation.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine and .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The values of the slope and y-intercept are and .

Find the Slope and Y-Intercept (-2,-7) , (4,-5)