# How do you find the slope and intercept of 3x + y = -2?

Jan 13, 2016

The slope and intercept can be read from an equation in the form $y = m x + b$

#### Explanation:

When you isolate $y$, the slope is given by the $m$ term (the coefficient of $x$), and the $y$ intercept is given by the $b$ term.

Rearranging $3 x + y = - 2$ to isolate $y$, we get

$y = - 3 x - 2$

The slope is thus -3, and the intercept -2.