# How do you find the slope given 3x + y = -2?

Mar 11, 2018

The slope is $- 3$.

#### Explanation:

First, let's write the equation where $y$ is by itself.

We have $3 x + y = - 2$.

To make $y$ by itself, we need to subtract both sides by $3 x$ and we get:

$y = - 2 - 3 x$

There are many definitions of slope, and one of them is rise over run or the change of y over the change of x.

The slope is the value in front of $x$, which is $- 3$.

Hope this helps!