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

Mar 9, 2018

the slope is $- \frac{1}{3}$

#### Explanation:

there are two ways, solve for y or graph
Add 2x to both sides
$- 6 y = 2 x + 12$
next divide by -6
$y = \frac{2}{6} x - 2$
-2/6 reduces to $- \frac{1}{3}$

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, $- \frac{1}{3}$