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

Mar 28, 2018

The slope is $1$ and the $y$-intercept is $- 5$.

#### Explanation:

Slope: since no coefficient for $x$ is present, it is $1$. Since it is $1$, it does not have to be written in the equation.

$y$-intercept: the $y$-intercept is $b$ as in the slope-intercept form

$y = m x + b$

($m$ is the slope)