# How do you find the y intercept of y + x = -8?

Jun 20, 2018

$- 8$

#### Explanation:

To find the $y$-intercept of our equation, we must put it in slope-intercept form, which is given by

$y = m x + b$, where $b$ is the $y$-intercept.

We essentially just want $y$ on the left side. Let's subtract $x$ from both sides to get

$y = - x - 8$

We see that our $b$ value is $- 8$. This is our $y$-intercept.

Hope this helps!