How do you find the slope and y intercept for #y= -8/9x -10/3#?

1 Answer
Mar 4, 2016

Answer:

The slope of this equation is #(-8/9)#
The y-intercept is #( 0 , (-10)/3)#

Explanation:

The equation of a straight line can be represented in what we call the slope, intercept form, # y = mx + b#. When the equation is written in this form, the value of # m # is the slope of the equation. The y-intercept is the value of # b #. By comparing your equation to the equation # y = mx + b # we see that the value of # m # (the slope) is #-8/9#. The value of #b#, (the y-intercept) is #-10/9#, which is represented by the ordered pair #( 0 , (-10)/3)#.