# How do you find the slope and intercept of y + 4x = 8 ?

Feb 22, 2016

slope = -4, x-intercept = 2, y-intercept = 8

#### Explanation:

$y + 4 x = 8$ => write in slope-intercept form of:
$y = m x + b$ , where m = slope, b = the y-intercept:
so in this case:
$y = - 4 x + 8$ => slope = -4 , the y-intercept = 8
to find the x-intercept set y to zero and solve for x:
$0 = - 4 x + 8$
$4 x = 8$
$x = 2$ => the x-intercept