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Find the slope of the line that passes through the points (2,4) and (-4,2)

The formula for slope is $$\frac{y_{2} -y_{1}}{x_{2}-x_{1} }$$ where $$y_{1}$$ and $$x_{1}$$ are the y- and x-coordinates of the first point, and $$y_{2}$$ and $$x_{2}$$ are the y- and x-coordinates of the second point, respectively.
Inputting our values into our formula, we get $$\frac{2-4}{(-4)-2}$$. Solving for the numerator first, we get $$\frac{-2}{(-4)-2}$$. Solving for the denominator, we get $$\frac{-2}{-6}$$. This simplifies to 1/3.