How do you rewrite #9y - 54x = 18# in slope-intercept form?

1 Answer
May 14, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: #y = color(red)(m)x + color(blue)(b)#

Where #color(red)(m)# is the slope and #color(blue)(b)# is the y-intercept value.

Therefore, first, add #color(red)(54x)# to each side of the equation to isolate the #y# term on the left side of the equation while keeping the equation balanced:

#9y - 54x + color(red)(54x) = color(red)(54x) + 18#

#9y - 0 = 54x + 18#

#9y = 54x + 18#

Now, divide each side of the equation by #color(red)(9)# to solve for #y# while keeping the equation balanced:

#(9y)/color(red)(9) = (54x + 18)/color(red)(9)#

#(color(red)(cancel(color(black)(9)))y)/cancel(color(red)(9)) = (54x)/color(red)(9) + 18/color(red)(9)#

#y = color(red)(6)x + color(blue)(2)#