# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line y = 126 - 5x?

Oct 2, 2015

Slope: $\left(- 5\right)$
y-intercept: $126$

#### Explanation:

The general slope intercept form is
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} y = m x + b$
with slope $= m$ and y-intercept $= b$

Rearranging the given equation into this form"
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} y = \left(- 5\right) x + 126$

which tells us that the slope is $\left(- 5\right)$ and the y-intercept is $126$