# How do you write an equation of the line with the y-intercept of 5 and a slope of -1/3?

Jun 2, 2016

$y = - \frac{1}{3} x + 5$

#### Explanation:

A quick guide to linear equations is to follow the $y = m x + b$ model.

In the equation, $m$ represents the slope, and $b$ represents the y-intercept.

Your equation looks like this:
graph{y = -1/3x + 5 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}