# How do you find the slope and y intercept of y=x+6?

Sep 4, 2016

slope = 1 , y-intercept = 6

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{slope-intercept form}}$ is.

$\textcolor{red}{| \overline{\underline{\textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{a}{a}} \textcolor{b l a c k}{y = m x + b} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{a}{a}} |}}}$
where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.

The advantage to having the equation in this form is that m and b can be extracted 'easily'.

$y = x + 6 \text{ is in this form}$

and by comparison with the slope-intercept form above.

m = 1 and b = 6

Thus the slope = 1 and the y-intercept = 6