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

Slope is $- 1$.
When an equation is written in slope intercept form such as $y = m x + c$, note $y$ is on LHS with coefficient $1$ and $x$ and constant term is on RHS, then $m$, the coefficient of $x$ is slope of the line and $c$ is intercept of the line on $y$-axis.
Here equation $y = - x - 2$ is already in slope intercept form and hence slope is $- 1$.