# How do you find the slope of y=-1/2x +4?

Aug 14, 2015

$m = - \frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

You can find the slope of this line by using the equation of a line in slope-intercept form, which for a general equation of a line looks like this

$\textcolor{b l u e}{y = m x + b}$, where

$m$- the slope of the line;
$b$ - the $y$-coordinate of the $y$-intercept.

In your case, the equation of the line is

$y = - \frac{1}{2} x + 4$

As you can see, the slope will be equal to

$m = - \frac{1}{2}$