# How do you find the slope and y intercept for x-y=1?

May 28, 2015

Answer: The slope and the y-intercept are both 1.

Probem: Find the slope and y-intercept for $x - y = 1$.

Write the equation $x - y = 1$ in slope intercept form: $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept.

Subtract $x$ from both sides of the equation.

$- y = - x - 1$

Multiply both sides by $- 1$.

$y = x + 1$

$m = 1$
$b = 1$