Question #688ae

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Feb 1, 2017

Answer:

The slope is #5# and the #y# intercept is #-1#.

Explanation:

The form of a line equation expressed as #y = mx + b# is called the slope-intercept form. In this form,

#m# is the slope, where #b# is the #y#-axis intercept.

The equation here is #y = 5x -1#. Therefore,

the slope is #5# and the #y# intercept is #-1#. To see how this works, and why this #b# is always the #y# intercept, simply try setting #x = 0# and you get #y = b#. When #x = 0#, the point is on the #y# axis.