# How do you find the slope given y=1.8x -5?

Nov 22, 2015

Slope: $1.8$

#### Explanation:

Any linear equation in the form
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} y = m x + b$
is said to be in "slope-intercept form"
with slope $m$
and y-intercept $b$

$y = 1.8 x + \left(- 5\right)$ is in this form
and therefore has a slope of $m = 1.8$