# Given the linear equation x + y = 5, how do you find the slope of its graph?

Jul 3, 2016

$m = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Change it into standard form as $y = m x + c$ and the answer is available without any further working.

m is the slope and c is the y-intercept

In$\text{ "y = -x+5" }$the coefficinet of the x-term is the slope.

In this case it is -1