How do you determine the slope and y-intercept of the equation (3/5)x-7=y?

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Jul 30, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

We can rewrite the equation in the problem as:

#y = 3/5x - 7#

This equation is in slope intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: #y = color(red)(m)x + color(blue)(b)#

Where #color(red)(m)# is the slope and #color(blue)(b)# is the y-intercept value.

Therefore, for:

#y = color(red)(3/5)x - color(blue)(7)#

The slope is: #color(red)(3/5)#

The #y#-intercept is: #color(blue)(-7)# or #(0, color(blue)(-7))#