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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.

Multiply the numerator and denominator of the complex fraction by .

Multiply by .

Combine.

Apply the distributive property.

Simplify by cancelling.

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Multiply by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Simplify the expression.

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Find the Slope (5/8,-3) , (-1/4,-1/4)