# How do you graph the equation x+y=-6 and identify the y intercept?

Convert to slope intercept form. See below:

#### Explanation:

We can change this equation into the slope intercept form and that will show the y-intercept right away:

$x + y = - 6$

$y = - x - 6$

and so the y-intercept is $- 6$

To graph this, we can start with point $\left(0 , - 6\right)$, the y-intercept and then look to the slope of the line. The slope is $- 1$, and so for each unit we move right, we move one unit down. So the next point we can graph is $\left(1 , - 7\right)$. Connect those two points with a straight edge and it'll look like this:

graph{-x-6 [-10, 5, -10, 5]}