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

Jul 15, 2016

Slope = 3, y-intercept = -2, x-intercept = $\frac{2}{3}$

Explanation:

If an equation of a straight line is given in the standard form as

$y - m x + c$,

then we have the slope and the y-intercept immediately.

In $y = 3 x - 2$, we have $m = 3 \mathmr{and} c = - 2$

To find the x-intercept, make $y = 0$

$0 = 3 x - 2 \Rightarrow x = \frac{2}{3}$