# How do you find the slope and y intercept for y - 6 = -2x?

Jan 28, 2016

slope = -2 and y-intercept = 6

#### Explanation:

y = mx + c , is the equation of a straight line , where m

represents the gradient (slope ) and c , the y-intercept.

The equation y - 6 = - 2x , is close to this form.

Rearrange to obtain : y = -2x + 6

and by comparison with y = mx + c

m = - 2 and y-intercept = 6