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

1 Answer
Oct 3, 2015

Answer:

The slope is #-1# and the y-intercept is #-2#.

Explanation:

#x+y=-2#

To convert the linear equation in standard form to slope-intercept form, #y=mx+b#, where #m# is the slope and #b# is the y-intercept, solve the standard equation for #y#.

Subtract #x# from both sides of the equation.

#y=-2-x#

Rearrange the right hand side.

#y=-x-2#

The slope is #-1# and the y-intercept is #-2#.