# How do you convert 4x – 8y = 8 into slope intercept form?

May 24, 2018

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

#### Explanation:

To use the slope intercept form of the equation, $y = m x + b$, first rearrange the equation so $x$ is on the other side.

$- 8 y = - 4 x + 8$

Divide both sides by -8, so $y$ is singular.

This gives the slope intercept form of the equation where $\frac{1}{2}$ is the slope (gradient) and $- 1$ is the $y$ intercept.

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