How do you find the slope given 5x+4y=3?

Nov 25, 2015

Write in $y = m x + b$ form.

Explanation:

Rewrite this equation in the form $y = m x + b$. This will give you an equation where $m$ is the slope of the equation.

$5 x + 4 y = 3$

$4 y = - 5 x + 3$

$y = - \frac{5}{4} x + \frac{3}{4}$

This is in the $y = m x + b$ form.

$m$, or the slope, is $- \frac{5}{4}$.

Nov 25, 2015

Write in $y = m x + b$ form.

Explanation:

Rewrite this equation in the form $y = m x + b$. This will give you an equation where $m$ is the slope of the equation.

$5 x + 4 y = 3$

$4 y = - 5 x + 3$

$y = - \frac{5}{4} x + \frac{3}{4}$

This is in the $y = m x + b$ form.

$m$, or the slope, is $- \frac{5}{4}$.