# How do you find the slope of the line 2x-4y=1?

Mar 20, 2018

$\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

we need to rearrange the eqn. in the form

$y = m x + c$

where $m = \text{ the slope/gradient}$

$2 x - 4 y = 1$

$\implies 2 x = 4 y + 1$

$\implies 4 y = 2 x - 1$

$\implies y = \frac{2}{4} x \frac{\pm}{4}$

$\implies y = \frac{1}{2} x - \frac{1}{4}$

$\therefore \text{slope } = \frac{1}{2}$