# How do you calculate the slope, x intercept, and y intercept of the following equation: y = x + 3?

Jul 15, 2015

Slope is $1$
The y-intercept is $3$

#### Explanation:

A linear equation in the form
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$$y = m x + b$
is in slope intercept form
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$with slope $= m$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$and y intercept $= b$

$y = x + 3$
Which could be written as $y = 1 x + 3$
is in the slope intercept form.

So we can read the values of the slope and y intercept directly from the equation.