# Question #688ae

Feb 1, 2017

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

#### Explanation:

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

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

The equation here is $y = 5 x - 1$. 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.