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

Jun 7, 2018

$- \frac{1}{5}$ (slope), $- 7$ ($y$-intercept)

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite the equation as

$y = - \frac{1}{5} x - 7$

NOTE: $- \frac{1}{5} x$ is the same as $- \frac{x}{5}$

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

$y = m x + b$

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

The coefficient on $x$ is $- \frac{1}{5}$. This is our slope, and our constant is $- 7$. This is our $y$-intercept.

Hope this helps!