# How do you find the slope of -8x + 5y = 0?

Nov 11, 2016

The slope of the line is $\frac{8}{5}$.

#### Explanation:

We have to isolate y, and put the equation into a form of either point-slope form, or slope-intercept form. (In this case both forms have the same equation format)

$- 8 x + 5 y = 0$

Add $8 x$ to each side:
$5 y = 8 x$

Divide each side by 5:
$y = \frac{8}{5} x$

$\text{slope} = \frac{8}{5}$