# How do you find the slope given y = -2x + 7?

May 29, 2016

-2

#### Explanation:

The general equation of line is $y = m x + c$ where $m$ is the slope and $c$ is the y intercept i.e. the y - coordinate of the point where the line touches the y - axis.

Comparing $y = - 2 x + 7$ with $y = m x + c$, we have

$m$ (i.e. slope) is -2

$c$ (i.e. y-intercept) is 7