How do you find the slope and y intercept of #y= - x/5-7#?

1 Answer
Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

#-1/5# (slope), #-7# (#y#-intercept)

Explanation:

We can rewrite the equation as

#y=-1/5x-7#

NOTE: #-1/5x# is the same as #-x/5#

The good thing is that this equation is already in slope-intercept form

#y=mx+b#

where #m#, the coefficient of #x#, is the slope, and our constant #b#, is the #y#-intercept.

The coefficient on #x# is #-1/5#. This is our slope, and our constant is #-7#. This is our #y#-intercept.

Hope this helps!