How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line #y=3x+2#?
It is a straight line equation in standard form or slope, intercept form.
In such case
The coefficient of independent variable
It is 3.
The constant term is y-intercept. It is 2.
The formula for a linear equation is
m determines the gradient, or the slope, and
c is the constant, and determines the y-intercept.
In this case, the digit besides the
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!