How do you find the slope and intercept of 3y+5=0?

Mar 27, 2018

slope = 0; " " y-"intercept" = (0, -5/3)

Explanation:

Given: $3 y + 5 = 0$

Solve for $y$:
$\text{ } 3 y = - 5$

$\text{ } y = - \frac{5}{3}$

A line has the form: $y = m x + b$;

where $m$ = slope, and $b$ is the $y$-intercept: $\left(0 , b\right)$

In the line equation $y = - \frac{5}{3}$; $\text{ } m = 0$

This means the line is a horizontal line at $y = - \frac{5}{3}$

The $y$-intercept $= \left(0 , - \frac{5}{3}\right)$