# How do you find the slope of x - y + 1 = 0?

Feb 24, 2016

The slope is 1

#### Explanation:

Given:$\text{ } x - y + 1 = 0$

Add $y$ to both sides giving

$x - y + y + 1 = 0 + y$

$x + 0 + 1 = y$

$y = x + 1$

Although not normally written this way I am going to show you.

There are 1 of $x$ so you could write

$y = 1 x + 1$

The $1 \text{ from } 1 x$ is the gradient (slope)

This means that for 1 along you go up 1