# How do you find the slope and y intercept of y=4-5x?

Feb 3, 2016

Step-by-step explanation is given below.

#### Explanation:

The slope intercept form of a straight line is $y = m x + b$ where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the $y -$intercept.

The equation given for us is

color(Green)(y=4-5x

Let us rewrite it in color(Maroon)(y=mx+b form

color(Green)(y=-5x+4
color(Maroon)(y=mx+b

Now let us compare and find the value of $m$ and $b$

color(Maroon)m=color(Green)(-5
color(Maroon)b=color(Green)(4

The slope is $- 5$
The $y -$intercept is $4$