# How do you find the slope of 2x + 4y = 5?

Feb 3, 2016

the slope of the line is $- \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

The equation of a straight line in standard form is:
$y = m x + c$
where m is the slope (gradient) and c is the y-intercept.

Rearranging the equation to make y the subject

$4 y = - 2 x + 5$

divide throughout by 4
$y = - \frac{2}{4} x + \frac{5}{4}$

the value of m is $- \frac{2}{4}$ or $- \frac{1}{2}$