# How do you find the slope of y=(-3x)?

Jul 23, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

We can rewrite the equation as:

$y = - 3 x + 0$

This equation is now in the slope-intercept form. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$ is the y-intercept value.

For: $y = \textcolor{red}{- 3} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{0}$ the slope is: $\textcolor{red}{m = - 3}$

Jul 23, 2018

$- 3$

#### Explanation:

This equation can be rewritten as

$y = - 3 x + 0$

Writing it in this way puts it into more obvious slope-intercept form

$y = m x + b$, where the coefficient on the $x$ term is the slope.

We see that the coefficient on $x$, is $- 3$. This is our slope.

Hope this helps!