# How do you find the slope of the line given by the equation 3x -4y =12?

Jan 5, 2017

slope is $\frac{3}{4}$

#### Explanation:

In the form $a x + b y + c = 0$ the slope of the line is calculated by:

$m = - \frac{a}{b}$

Then in the given equation, in the form:

$3 x - 4 y - 12 = 0$

the slope is

$m = \frac{- 3}{-} 4 = \frac{3}{4}$