How do you find the slope and intercept of #2x - 2y + 5 = 0#?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2016

Answer:

To find the slope and intercept, we can convert the equation into the slope-intercept form, #y = mx+b#

Explanation:

In the slope-intercept form, #y = mx+b#, the slope is given by #m# and the intercept is given by #b#.
To convert to this form, we need to isolate #y#, as follows:

Move the terms not containing y to the other side.

#2x - 2y+5 = 0#

#-2y = -2x-5#

then isolate y by dividing both sides by #-2#

#y = -2/-2x-5/-2#

#y = x+2.5#

From this we can see that the slope is 1 and the intercept is 2.5.