# How do you solve for y in x +7y = 0?

Oct 19, 2015

$y = - \frac{1}{7} x$

#### Explanation:

$x + 7 y = 0$

Subtract $x$ from both sides.

$7 y = - x$

Divide both sides by $7$.

$y = - \frac{x}{7} =$

$y = - \frac{1}{7} x$

The slope is $- \frac{1}{7}$ and the y-intercept is $0$.