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

Aug 24, 2016

y-intercept is the constant -2
Slope is the coefficient of $x$ which is 3

#### Explanation:

consider the standard form $y = m x + c$ where m is the slope (gradient).

Comparing to $y = 3 x - 2$ we find by that the slope $m = 3$

The y-intercept is when the graph crosses the y-axis. The y axis is at $x = 0$ so we substitute $x = 0$ and we get:

$y = 3 \left(0\right) - 2$

$y = - 2$

So the y-intercept is the constant - 2