# How do you find slope given an equation in standard form: 4x+3y=2?

Sep 4, 2016

#### Answer:

$- \frac{4}{3}$

#### Explanation:

We have: $4 x + 3 y = 2$

In order to determine the slope, we must first solve for $y$:

$\implies 3 y = 2 - 4 x$

$\implies y = \frac{2}{3} - \frac{4}{3} x$

The slope of this line is the coefficient of the term containing $x$:

$\implies$ Slope $= - \frac{4}{3}$