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

1 Answer
Aug 2, 2015

Answer:

slope = -3
intercept = -6

Explanation:

Remember that in the standard form of the line # y = mx + 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 = -3x - 6 #
# => y = (-3)x + (-6) #

Compare this with # y = mx + c # to get # m = -3 # and # c = -6 #.