# How do you write an equation of a line given m=-5, b=-1?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 26, 2017

$y = - 5 x - 1$

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{slope-intercept form}}$ is.

$\textcolor{red}{\overline{\underline{| \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{2}{2}} \textcolor{b l a c k}{y = m x + b} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{2}{2}} |}}}$
where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.

$\text{here "m=-5" and } b = - 1$

$\Rightarrow y = - 5 x - 1 \text{ is the equation of the line}$