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

Jul 31, 2017

The slope is $1$

#### Explanation:

$x - y = 5$

Write the equation in the form $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + c$

$x - 5 = y \text{ } \rightarrow y = x - 5$

In this form, called the slope-intercept form, you can read off the values of the slope and the $y$-intercept without doing any working.

$\textcolor{red}{m}$ gives the slope. We have $y = \textcolor{red}{1} x - 5$

So the slope is $\textcolor{red}{1}$