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

##### 3 Answers

Mar 10, 2018

The slope, is

#### Explanation:

This equation is in the form

The slope, is

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

#### Explanation:

#"the equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is.

#•color(white)(x)y=mx+b#

#"where m is the slope and b the y-intercept"#

#y=-5x+1/2" is in this form"#

#"with slope "=m=-5#