# How do you write an equation of a line with slope -5/7, y-intercept -2/3?

Jan 24, 2017

You write it $y = - \frac{5}{7} x - \frac{2}{3}$

#### Explanation:

Whenever you are using the slope-intercept form of writing the equation of a line, the general form is

$y = m x + b$

where $y$ is the slope and $b$ is the $y$-intercept.

Knowing this, your equation would have to be

$y = - \frac{5}{7} x - \frac{2}{3}$