# How do you write the equation for slope 5; y-intercept (0,-2) and slope -3/4; y-intercept (0,8)?

May 29, 2017
1. $y = 5 x - 2$
2. $y = - \frac{3}{4} x + 8$

#### Explanation:

The standard form for a linear equation is $y = m x + c$
(Note: some textbooks show this as $y = m x + b$, but they are the same idea.)

The $m$, is the slope or gradient.

And the $c$ (or $b$), is the y-intercept. For y-intercept the $y$ value is the important one, (the second number).