# How do you find the slope given y= -8x + 2?

Aug 1, 2015

$y = - 8 x + 2$ has a slope of $8$

#### Explanation:

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

$y = 8 x + 2$ is in this form