# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line y = –4x + 2?

Mar 11, 2018

$m = - 4 \text{ , y intercept is } 2$

#### Explanation:

A linear equation in two variables can be written as
$\textcolor{b l u e}{y = m x + b}$

Compare this form of equation to the one given to us...

$m = - 4 \text{ and } b = 2$

To find y intercept, put $x = 0$
$\textcolor{p u r p \le}{y = 2}$