# Question #584ff

Oct 21, 2017

$y = - \frac{1}{2} x - \frac{3}{5}$

#### Explanation:

By "divide", I assume that you mean dividing the equation so that it becomes in a form of $y = m x + b$.

$- 4 y = 10 + 2 x$
We divide by $- 4$ on both sides of the equation:
$y = - \frac{4}{10} + \left(- \frac{1}{2}\right) x$
Then we rearrange this equation into $y = m x + b$ form (and simplify the $- \frac{4}{10}$ as well:
$y = - \frac{1}{2} x - \frac{3}{5}$