# How do you find the slope and y intercept for: x+6y=6?

Oct 9, 2015

Slope: $\left(- \frac{1}{6}\right)$

#### Explanation:

Either
a. Recognize that given an equation in the form:
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XX}} A x + B y = C$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXXX}}$has a slope $m = - \frac{A}{B}$

or
b. Convert $x + 6 y = 6$ into slope intercept-form ($y = m x + b$)
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XX}} y = - \frac{1}{6} x + 1$