How do you find the slope and intercept of f(x) = 5x - 7?

May 10, 2018

The slope is $5$ and the y-intercept is $- 7$.

Explanation:

Slope-intercept form is basically

$y = m x + b$

Here

• $x$ and $y$ represent the $x$ and $y$ coordinates
• $m$ represents the slope's value
• $b$ represents the $y$-intercept

Knowing this and applying it to this situation, $5$ replaces $m$ and $- 7$ replaces $b$, meaning $5$ is the slope and $- 7$ is the $y$-intercept.

You can apply this to any equation using slope-intercept form.