# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line y+3= -1/3x?

Sep 23, 2015

$y$ intercept $= - 3$
slope $= \frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

$y + 3 = - \frac{1}{3} x$

Solve it for $y$
Equation in the standard form
Its constant term is $y$ intercept.
The coefficient of $x$ is slope.
$y = - 3 + \frac{1}{3} x$

$y$ intercept $= - 3$
slope $= \frac{1}{3}$