# How do you find the slope and y-intercept given  y=-3x-6?

Aug 2, 2015

slope = -3
intercept = -6

#### Explanation:

Remember that in the standard form of the line $y = m x + c$, we have that $m$ is the slope and $c$ is the y-intercept. Thus, if we bring any equation to this form algebraically, we should get our answer directly.

In this particular problem, we are already in the required form.

$y = - 3 x - 6$
$\implies y = \left(- 3\right) x + \left(- 6\right)$

Compare this with $y = m x + c$ to get $m = - 3$ and $c = - 6$.