# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line y=3x+2?

Sep 24, 2015

Y intercept $= 2$
Slope $= 3$

#### Explanation:

It is a straight line equation in standard form or slope, intercept form.
In such case

The coefficient of independent variable $x$ is slope.
It is 3.

The constant term is y-intercept. It is 2.

Sep 24, 2015

Slope = 3
y-intercept = 2

#### Explanation:

The formula for a linear equation is $y = m x + c$, where

m determines the gradient, or the slope, and

c is the constant, and determines the y-intercept.

In this case, the digit besides the $x$ is 3. This means that for every $x$, $y$ will increase by 3.

If you are familiar with Cartesian planes, you can imagine that when you move to the right one step, you will also move up by 3 steps. This is the slope of the line.

The y-intercept is kind of like the starting point, it's where y 'rests' when x is equal to 0.

Hope this helps!