# What is the slope and intercept of 2y = -5?

May 4, 2016

The slope is 0.

#### Explanation:

Consider the general equation of a straight line:

$y = m x + c$

Where $m$ refers to the value of the function's slope.

Let's now rearrange your equation to this general form:

$\frac{2 y}{2} = - \frac{5}{2}$

$y = - \frac{5}{2}$

Therefore, we can see that no $x$ coefficient exists. This is to say that:

$y = - \frac{5}{2} = 0 x - \frac{5}{2}$

This implies that no slope exists, and the graph instead exists parallel to the $x$ axis.