How do you find the slope given y=x?

Jul 19, 2018

The slope is $1$.

Explanation:

Since this linear equation is in slope-intercept form, or $y = m x + b$, and we know that $m$ is the slope, that means the number multiplied by $x$ is the slope.

In our question, $y = x$, the number multiplied by $x$ is just $1$, so the slope is $1$.

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Jul 19, 2018

$1$

Explanation:

We can write this in slope-intercept form

$y = m x + b$, with slope $m$ and a $y$-intercept of $b$ as

$y = 1 x + 0$

Notice, this equation is saying the exact same thing as $y = x$.

Since we have it in this form, we see that the coefficient on $x$, or our slope, is $1$.

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