How do you find the slope and intercept of #f(x)= -10x - 8#?

1 Answer
Mar 2, 2018

Slope = -10, y-intercept = -8


It is a linear function in the standard form.

#y = mx + c#

so the coefficient of x is the slope, that is -10
and constant is the y intercept, that is -8

Another example:
#2y = 6x + 4#
This is not in the standard form because coefficient of y is not 1

So dividing the whole equation by 2, we get
#y = 3x + 2#

Now it is in the standard form, so coefficient of x is the slope(that is 3) and constant is the y-intercept(That is 2)