How do you find slope and y intercept y=5?

1 Answer
Dec 9, 2017

Answer:

Compare with general formula for slope-intercept form and get that #m = 0# and #b = 5#

Explanation:

The slope-intercept form is #y = mx + b#, where #m# is the slope and #b# is the #y#-intercept. Compare:

#y = mx + b#
#y = 5#

Somehow, #mx + b = 5#. However, #x# can be any value, making it unpredictable. Therefore, we could try setting #m = 0#, and get:

#0x + b = 5 rarr b = 5#

Let's check! Comparing what we now have:

#y = 0x + 5 = 5#

And the original:

#y = 5#

Seems just right! #m = 0# and #b = 5#.