How do you find the slope and intercept of x+y=-2?

Jan 10, 2016

Rearrange into form: $y = m x + c$
Read off $m$ as slope, $c$ as $y$-intercept

Explanation:

As your equation is linear, rearrange it into the form:

$y = m x + c$

$c$ is the $y$-intercept

$m$ is the gradient, or slope.

For yours:

$y = - x - 2$

$m = - 1$

$c = - 2$