# How do you find the slope given -5x -7y=8?

Sep 8, 2016

$m = - \frac{5}{7}$

#### Explanation:

Change the equation to the slope-intercept form."$y = m x + c$

$- 5 x - 8 = 7 y$

$y = - \frac{5}{7} x - \frac{8}{7}$

$m = - \frac{5}{7}$