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

Dec 21, 2015

To find slope and y-intercept write the given equation into $y = m x + b$ 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 $y = m x + b$ where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept.

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

Start by isolating $y$.

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

$y = 5 x - 6$
$y = m x + b$

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