# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line 11x + 8y = 40?

May 20, 2018

$m = - \frac{11}{8}$
$y = 5$

#### Explanation:

Given -

$11 x + 8 y = 40$

If the equation of a straight line is in the form

$a x + b y = c$

Then, its slope is given by

$m = - \frac{a}{b} = - \frac{11}{8}$

y-intercept is

$y = \frac{c}{b} = \frac{40}{8} = 5$