How do you find the slope and intercept of #y = -2/3x + 20#?

1 Answer
Jun 6, 2016

Answer:

slope#=-2/3#
y-intercept = 20

Explanation:

The equation of a line in #color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y=mx+b)color(white)(a/a)|)))#
where m is the slope and b, the y-intercept.

The advantage of having the line in this form is that m and b can be extracted 'easily'

The equation #y=-2/3x+20" is in this form"#

hence slope#=-2/3" and y-intercept"=20#