How do you find the slope of 3x + y = 5?

1 Answer
Jul 13, 2015

The slope is $- 3$.

Explanation:

Rearrange the equation to the slope-intercept form, $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept.

$3 x + y = 5$

Subtract $3 x$ from both sides of the equation.

$y = - 3 x + 5$

The slope is $- 3$.