# How do you find the slope and intercept of y=5x?

Aug 11, 2018

$m = 5 \mathmr{and} c = 0$

#### Explanation:

An equation which has an $x$ term, a $y$ term and a number term (or at least two of these), represents a straight line graph.

The form $y = m x + c$ is useful because the slope, $m$,
and the $y$-intercept, $c$, can be read off immediately,

Read $y = 5 x$ as meaning $y = \frac{5}{1} x + 0$

The slope is therefore $\frac{5}{1}$ and the $y$-intercept is $0$