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

Jun 24, 2018

Let's look at our equation. It written in the form $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept. The slope, therefore, is $1$ and the y-intercept is $- 3$.

Jun 24, 2018

$\text{slope "=1," y-intercept } = - 3$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form}$ is.

•color(white)(x)y=mx+b

$\text{where m is the slope and b the y-intercept}$

$y = x - 3 \text{ is in this form}$

$\text{with slope "=1" and y-intercept } = - 3$