# How do you find the slope and intercept of y=1/5x+5?

Mar 25, 2016

$m = \frac{1}{5} , \text{ y-intercept = 5 }$

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in the form y = mx + c , where m represents the gradient (slope ) and c , the y-intercept , is useful in that the values of m and c , can be extracted ' easily'.

the equation $y = \frac{1}{5} x + 5 \text{ is in this form }$

$\Rightarrow \text{ slope " = 1/5 " and y-intercept } = 5$

Here is the graph.
graph{1/5x+5 [-20, 20, -10, 10]}