# How do you find the slope for 2x + 4y = 8?

##### 2 Answers

Gradient is

#### Explanation:

Given:

Divide both sides by 4 so that there is no number (coefficient) in front of

But the x term is on the same side as the y term so

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Subtract

But

Divide both sides by 4

But

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Now your equation is in standard form of

The slope (the gradient) of the function is:

#### Explanation:

If we rearrange the function to what is referred to as **Gradient Form** we can determine the slope (the gradient) of the function.

Gradient form can be defined as:

Where

and

Therefore, if we rearrange the function you have given into **Gradient Form** :

Therefore, when rearranged into **Gradient Form** we can see that the coefficient of