# How do you find the slope for y= -5x + ½?

Mar 10, 2018

The slope, is $m = - 5$

#### Explanation:

This equation is in the form $y = m x + c$ which means that you can read the slope, $m$ and the $y$-intercept, $c$ from the equation.

$y = - 5 x + \frac{1}{2}$

The slope, is $m = - 5$

Mar 10, 2018

look at the coefficient in front of x
slope = -5

#### Explanation:

The slope intercept equation is  y = mx =b

This equation is already in the y intercept form so

m = -5 Think m = mountain ski slope.

b = y intercept think beginning of the line.

Mar 10, 2018

$\text{slope } = - 5$

#### Explanation:

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

•color(white)(x)y=mx+b#

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

$y = - 5 x + \frac{1}{2} \text{ is in this form}$

$\text{with slope } = m = - 5$