# How do you find the slope given x - y + 1 = 0?

May 6, 2017

To find the slope of this equation, you need to get it into slope intercept form, or $y = m x + b$

#### Explanation:

To get it into slope intercept form, you need to solve for $y$, so you need to get $y$ by itself on one side of the equals sign.
In this case you can add a $y$ to both sides of the equals sign and end up with:
$y = x + 1$

Remember that $m$ is the slope, and the number $x$ is being multiplied by. In this equation, $m$ is 1.
So, the slope is 1.

Hope this helps :)