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

1 Answer
Mar 15, 2018

Answer:

Slope: 2
y-intercept: -3

Explanation:

This equation is in slope-intercept form, which is #y=mx+b#.

#m " = the slope"#
#b " = 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 #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+(-3) = (1-3)#