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# The gradient of the straight line joining the points P(5, -7) and Q(-2, -3) is

### Question

The gradient of the straight line joining the points P(5, -7) and Q(-2, -3) is

### Options

A) $$\frac{1}{2}$$

B) $$\frac{2}{5}$$

C) $$-\frac{4}{7}$$

D) $$-\frac{2}{3}$$

PQ = $$\frac{y_1 - y_0}{x_1 - x_0}$$ = $$\frac{-3 - (-7)}{-2 - 5}$$ = $$\frac{-3 + 7}{-2 - 5}$$ = $$\frac{4}{-7}$$
• PQ = $$\frac{y_1 - y_0}{x_1 - x_0}$$ = $$\frac{-3 - (-7)}{-2 - 5}$$ = $$\frac{-3 + 7}{-2 - 5}$$ = $$\frac{4}{-7}$$