How do you find the slope and intercept for #8x-2y=14#?

1 Answer
Nov 7, 2016

Answer:

Slope #m=4#
y-intercept #-7#
x-intercept #7/4#

Explanation:

Given -

#8x-2y=14#

It is in the form

#ax+by=c#

If a linear equation is in this form, then -

It slope is #(-a)/b#

In our case, we shall use this formula

#m=(-8)/(-2)=4#

To find the y-intercept put #x=0#

#8(0)-2y=14#
#-2y=14#
#y=14/(-2)=-7#

To find the x-intercept put #y=0#

#8x-2(0)=14#
#8x=14#
#x=14/8=7/4#