# How do you find the slope given y= -6x+5?

##### 3 Answers

Apr 9, 2018

The gradient can be found two ways.

#### Explanation:

First the gradient can be found from the general formula

This means that

The second way the gradient can be found is by using calculus and differentiating the function.

The gradient is

Apr 9, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"the equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is.

#•color(white)(x)y=mx+b#

#"where m is the slope and b the y-intercept"#

#y=-6x+5" is in this form"#

#"with slope m "=-6#

Apr 9, 2018

Gradient

#### Explanation:

The 'Slope' can also be known as the 'gradient' which is how steep the line is.

As this is in the form:

As the line is