# How do you find the slope and intercept of y = 0.5x?

May 23, 2017

The slope is $\frac{1}{2}$ and the intercept is $\left(0 , 0\right)$.

#### Explanation:

The slope is whatever number is next to $x$ and the intercept is other the number that is either added or subtracted from the $x$ term. Just remember

$y = m x + b$

The slope is $m$ as a fraction and the intercept is $\left(0 , b\right)$.

So for example, if you have

$y = 4 x + 7$

the slope would be $\frac{4}{1}$ (rise $4$, run $1$) and the intercept would be $\left(0 , 7\right)$.