A line on the coordinate grid can be defined by a slope-intercept equation: **y = mx + b**. For a given value of x, the value of y can be determined given the **slope** (m) and **y-intercept** (b) of the line. The slope of a line is change in y over change in x, \({\Delta y \over \Delta x}\), and the y-intercept is the y-coordinate where the line crosses the vertical y-axis.

The endpoints of this line segment are at (-2, 4) and (2, 2). What is the slope of this line?

-1 | |

3 | |

-\(\frac{1}{2}\) | |

-3 |