# How do you find the slope and intercept of # 5-x = y/3#?

##### 2 Answers

The slope is 3 and the y-intercept is -15.

#### Explanation:

To solve this problem, we must first put the original equation in slope-intercept form. To do this, we'll multiply each side by 3 to get

#### Explanation:

Given:

Multiply both sides by 3

But

Multiply everything inside the brackets by 3

The slope is the number (coefficient) in front of the

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This means that as you read from left to right: for every 1 along you go down by 3. If the slope had been +3 that would mean you go up by 3 for every 1 along.

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The

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The

Subtract 15 from both sides

divide both sides by 3

Multiply everything by (-1)