# How do you write an equation of a line with slope of a line is -1/5 , and the y-intercept is 5?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 13, 2016

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in

#color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y=mx+b)color(white)(a/a)|)))#

where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.here m

#=-1/5" and " b=5# Substituting these values into the equation gives.

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y=-1/5x+5)color(white)(a/a)|)))" is the equation"#