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

1 Answer
Jul 10, 2015

Answer:

Slope#=##5#
y-intercept#=##-2#.
x-intercept#=##2/5#

Explanation:

#y=5x-2#

The equation is in slope intercept form: #y=mx+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=5x-2#

Add #2# to both sides.

#2=5x#

Divide both sides by #5#.

#2/5=x#

The x-intercept is #2/5#.