How do you find the slope and y-intercept of the line #y=-2x-7#?

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Jan 4, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The equation in the problem is in slope intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: #y = color(red)(m)x + color(blue)(b)#

Where #color(red)(m)# is the slope and #color(blue)(b)# is the y-intercept value.

Therefore, for this equation: #y = color(red)(-2)x - color(blue)(7)#

The Slope is: #color(red)(m = -2)#

The Y=Intercept is: #color(blue)(b = -7)# or #(0, color(blue)(-7))#