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

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Jun 3, 2015

I would write your equation in a way that allows me to "read" these information directly by isolating $y$ on one side:
$y = - x + 1$ ( I moved $x$ to the right changing sign)
so that you have the Slope-Intercept form:
$y =$slope$\cdot x +$(y-intercept)
Now, the slope is the number in front of $x$, in this case $- 1$.
The y-intercept is the number alone, in this case $1$