How do you find the slope and intercept of #5x - y = 6#?

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Dec 21, 2015

Answer:

To find slope and y-intercept write the given equation into #y=mx+b# form, where #m# is the slope and #b# is y-intercept. Compare and get the solution.

Explanation:

The slope intercept form of a straight line is #y = mx + b# where #m# is the slope and #b# is the y-intercept.

To find slope and intercept of #5x-y=6# we need to convert the given equation into the slope intercept form.

Start by isolating #y#.

#5x - y = 6# subtract #5x# from both the sides
#-y = -5x + 6#.
#y= 5x - 6# got by multiplying both sides by #-1#

#y=5x-6#
#y=mx+b#

We can see #m = 5# and #b = -6#