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

Mar 14, 2017

Slope: $\textcolor{g r e e n}{- 2}$
y-intercept: $\textcolor{b r o w n}{5}$

#### Explanation:

When the equation of the line is in this form
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} y = \textcolor{g r e e n}{m} x + \textcolor{b r o w n}{c}$
then $\textcolor{g r e e n}{m}$ is the slope (gradient)
and $\textcolor{b r o w n}{c}$ is the intercept (where it crosses the y-axis.

In this case the slope (gradient) is $\textcolor{g r e e n}{- 2}$
and the intercept is $\textcolor{b r o w n}{5}$

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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.