# How do you find the slope of the line described by -2x - 6y = 12?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 9, 2018

the slope is

#### Explanation:

there are two ways, solve for y or graph

Add 2x to both sides

next divide by -6

-2/6 reduces to

graph{-2x-6y=12 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

down one over three down one over three to get from

the x-intercept to the y-intercept. 1/3 and since it's a negative slope,