# How do you find the slope of 3x-6y=12?

Oct 11, 2016

convert the equation to the y = mx + b form. m in this form equals the slope. m= 1/2

#### Explanation:

To convert the equation to the y = mx + b, y must be isolated by itself.

Start by subtracting 3x from both sides of the equation.

$3 x - 3 x - 6 y = - 3 x + 12$ This gives

$- 6 y = - 3 x + 12$ Now divide both sides by -6

$\left(- \frac{6}{-} 6\right) \times y = \left(- \frac{3}{-} 6\right) \times x + \frac{12}{-} 6$ The equation is now

$y = \frac{1}{2} x - 2$

m = 1/2 is the slope.