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

1 Answer
Mar 14, 2017

Answer:

Slope: #color(green)(-2)#
y-intercept: #color(brown)5#

Explanation:

When the equation of the line is in this form
#color(white)("XXX")y = color(green)mx + color(brown)c#
then #color(green)m# is the slope (gradient)
and #color(brown)c# is the intercept (where it crosses the y-axis.

In this case the slope (gradient) is #color(green)(-2)#
and the intercept is #color(brown)5#

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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.