# How do you find the slope of a line parallel to y = 5 - 2x ?

Sep 27, 2016

All lines parallel to $y = 5 - 2 x$ have a slope of $\textcolor{g r e e n}{\left(- 2\right)}$

#### Explanation:

All parallel lines have the same slope

$y = 5 - 2 x$
can be written as $y = \textcolor{g r e e n}{\left(- 2\right)} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{5}$
which is the slope-intercept form for a line with
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$slope$= \textcolor{g r e e n}{\left(- 2\right)}$ and
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}}$y-intercept$= \textcolor{b l u e}{5}$