# In the equation y = 5x - 9 what is the slope and the y-intercept?

Sep 25, 2016

slope = $5$ and y-intercept is $- 9$

#### Explanation:

This equation is in the slope formula, $y = m x + b$
$m$ is the slope, $b$ is the y-intercept.

So for $y = 5 x - 9$,
$m = 5$ and $b = - 9$

The slope is $5$ and the y-intercept is $- 9$