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

##### 2 Answers

Slope is

#### Explanation:

The equation of the graph is given in the form

where

By simply comparing the two equations, we can see that

This means the graph has a slope of

Gradient (slope) = -1

y-intercept

x-intercept

#### Explanation:

Compare to

Given:

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Write as:

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The graph crosses the y-axis at x=0. Substituting this value:

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The graph crosses the x-axis at y=0. Substituting this value

Add

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