# How do you write the equation in slope intercept form given y − 4 = (x + 8)?

Mar 3, 2016

I got: $y = x + 12$

#### Explanation:

The general Slope-Intercept form is:
$y = m x + c$
where:
$m =$ slope
$c =$ y-intercept
are two real numbers.

We want to get to this particular form, so we, basically, isolate $y$:

$y = \left(x + 8\right) + 4$

Transferring the $- 4$ from left to right and changing its sign.

We then get:

$y = x + 8 + 4$
$y = x + 12$
which is in the form: $y = m x + c$