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

Mar 15, 2018

Slope: 2
y-intercept: -3

#### Explanation:

This equation is in slope-intercept form, which is $y = m x + b$.

$m \text{ = the slope}$
$b \text{ = the y-intercept}$

Now that you know this, you can apply it to the problem.

In the equation, $m = 2$ and $b = - 3$, so that means that the slope is $2$ (or $\frac{2}{1}$) and the y-intercept is $- 3$

Note: The y-intercept is -3 because when you add a negative number, it's the same as subtracting it.

For example: $1 + \left(- 3\right) = \left(1 - 3\right)$