# How do you find the slope given y=-3x+5?

Jan 26, 2016

slope = - 3

#### Explanation:

y = mx + c , is the equation of a line where m represents

the gradient (slope ) of the line and c , the y-intercept.

the line y = - 3x + 5 is in this form and by comparison

m = - 3

Jan 26, 2016

The slope is $- 3$.

#### Explanation:

$y = - 3 x + 5$ is in the slope-intercept form for a linear equation, $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept.

Therefore, the slope, $m$, from the given equation is $- 3$.