How do you find the slope and y intercept of #y = 5/4x + 17/2#?

2 Answers
Apr 12, 2018

Answer:

Slope: #5/4#
y-intercept: #17/2#

Explanation:

The equation is written in the form #y=mx+c# where #m# is the slope, and #c# is the y-intercept.

#m=5/4#

#c=17/2#

Apr 12, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

This equation 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.

#y = color(red)(5/4)x + color(blue)(17/2)#

Therefore:

  • The slope of the line is: #color(red)(m = 5/4)#

  • The #y#-intercept is: #color(blue)(b = 17/2)# or #(0, color(blue)(17/2))#