# How do you find the x and y intercept and slope of y = 5x – 2?

Jul 10, 2015

Slope$=$$5$
y-intercept$=$$- 2$.
x-intercept$=$$\frac{2}{5}$

#### Explanation:

$y = 5 x - 2$

The equation is in slope intercept form: $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope, and $b$ is the y-intercept.

So the slope is $5$, and the y-intercept is $- 2$.

To find the x-intercept, substitute $0$ for $y$ and solve for $x$.

$0 = 5 x - 2$

Add $2$ to both sides.

$2 = 5 x$

Divide both sides by $5$.

$\frac{2}{5} = x$

The x-intercept is $\frac{2}{5}$.