# How do you write 2x+y=17 in slope intercept form?

Nov 25, 2016

y = -2x + 17

#### Explanation:

Put the y on one side by itself.
-2 is the slope and 17 is the y-intercept.

Nov 25, 2016

-2

#### Explanation:

Slope / gradient of a line is obtained by making an equation in the form of:

$y = m x + c$

where '$m$' gives the slope/gradient of the line and '$c$' gives y-intercept.

$2 x + y = 17$

$y = - 2 x + 17$

Here comparing this with $y = m x + c$ gives:

$m$ = -2 (slope/gradient) and $c$= 17 (y-intercept)

So slope / gradient of line :

$m = - 2$