How do you find the slope and intercept of # 5-x = y/3#?
The slope is 3 and the y-intercept is -15.
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
Multiply both sides by 3
Multiply everything inside the brackets by 3
The slope is the number (coefficient) in front of the
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.
Subtract 15 from both sides
divide both sides by 3
Multiply everything by (-1)