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

1 Answer
Jul 15, 2015

Answer:

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

Explanation:

A linear equation in the form
#color(white)("XXXX")##y = mx+b#
is in slope intercept form
#color(white)("XXXX")#with slope #=m#
#color(white)("XXXX")#and y intercept #=b#

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

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