# How do you find the slope of y=-3x+5?

Sep 2, 2015

$y = - 3 x + 5$ has a slope of $- 3$

#### Explanation:

Any linear equation in the form
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}} y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$
is in slope-intercept form with
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$a slope of $\textcolor{red}{m}$ and
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXXX}}$a y-intercept of $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

$y = \textcolor{red}{- 3} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{5}$ is an equation in this form
with a slope of $\textcolor{red}{- 3}$