# How do you find the slope and intercept of y=-2/3x - 1?

Feb 15, 2017

See solution below:

#### Explanation:

This equation is in the slope intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$ is the y-intercept value.

This equation is: $y = \textcolor{red}{- \frac{2}{3}} x - \textcolor{b l u e}{1}$

Therefore:

The slope is $\textcolor{red}{m = - \frac{2}{3}}$

The y-intercept is $\textcolor{b l u e}{b = - 1}$ or $\left(0 , - 1\right)$