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

1 Answer
Mar 9, 2018


the slope is #-1/3#


there are two ways, solve for y or graph
Add 2x to both sides
next divide by -6
#y=2/6 x- 2#
-2/6 reduces to #-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, #-1/3#