# How do you find the slope and intercept of # y = -2x + 5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 14, 2017

#### Answer:

Slope:

y-intercept:

#### Explanation:

When the equation of the line is in this form

then

and

In this case the slope (gradient) is

and the intercept is

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The above is a direct cut-and-paste of the comment by @pslman

with some minor formatting, done to clear this as a question that still needed an answer.