# What is the gradient and y axis intercept of #y = 5x + 6#?

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See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

The equation in the problem is in slope-intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is:

Where

Therefore the slope is:

#### Explanation:

The equation the line is written in the form

Another way to think about it is that the slope is the leading coefficient in the equation or it is the number in front of the variable

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#### Explanation:

When the equation of a line is in the form:

so in the example