How do you find the slope and intercept for #2x+y=5#?

1 Answer
May 9, 2018

Answer:

Slope: #-2#, or #-2/1#
Intercept: #5#

Explanation:

To find slope and intercept, we should have this in slope-intercept form, #y=mx+b#. Slope is #m# and #b# is the intercept.

Now let's isolate the #y# to get the form.
#2x+y=5# becomes #\cancel(2x)+y\cancel(\color(red)(-2x))=5\color(red)(-2x)# which simplifies to #y=-2x+5#

From there, you see that slope #m=-2# and intercept #b=5#.