# How do you write 5x-y=1/4 in slope intercept form?

Nov 24, 2016

Solve the equation for $y$.

#### Explanation:

Solve for $y$.

5x-y=1/4#

Subtract $5 x$ from both sides.

$- y = - 5 x + \frac{1}{4}$

Divide both sides by $- 1$.

$y = 5 x - \frac{1}{4}$

This equation is in the slope-intercept form, $y = m x + b$, where the slope, $m$ is $5$, and the y-intercept, $b$ is $- \frac{1}{4}$.

graph{y=5x-1/4 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}