# How do you find the slope and intercept of #y=-3/5x-2 #?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2018

Slope = -3/5, and y-intercept = -2

#### Explanation:

It is a linear function in the standard form.

y=mx+c

so the coefficient of x is the slope, that is -3/5

and constant is the y intercept, that is -2

Another example:

2y=6x+4

This is not in the standard form because coefficient of y is not 1

So dividing the whole equation by 2, we get

y=3x+2

Now it is in the standard form, so coefficient of x is the slope(that is 3) and constant is the y-intercept(That is 2)