# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line y = 6 - x?

Sep 26, 2015

The slope is $- 1$ and the y-intercept is $6.$

#### Explanation:

The equation of the line in slope-intercept form is:

$y = m x + b$ , where the slope is $m$ and the y-intercept is $b .$

So in this case we have:

$y = 6 - x \implies$ write in slope-intercept form:

$y = - x + 6 \implies$ We can see that slope$= m = - 1$

and the y-intercept $= b = 6.$