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

Mar 17, 2018

$\text{slope } = - 5$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form}$ is.

•color(white)(x)y=mx+b

$\text{where m is the slope and b the y-intercept}$

$y = - 5 x + 3 \text{ is in this form}$

$\text{with slope m } = - 5$