# How do you find the slope and intercept of #y+3=-1/3x#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 27, 2016

slope

# = -1/3 # y-intercept is - 3

#### Explanation:

The equation y = mx + c , the equation of a straight line , where

m= gradient (slope ) and c is the y-intercept .

Rearrange

# y + 3 = -1/3 x# into this formso

# y = -1/3 x - 3 # and by comparison:

#m = -1/3 # and y-intercept = - 3