What is the slope and intercept of #4y + 1 = 0#?

1 Answer
Aug 11, 2017

Answer:

slope = 0
intercept = #-1/4#

Explanation:

To find the slope and intercept, you need to put the equation into the slope-intercept form of the equation. Right now, it is not in that form. Let's do that first. Remember that slope-intercept form is #y=mx+b#, where m is slope and b is intercept.

#4y+1=0 ->#
#4y+1=0x ->#
#y=0x-1/4# or #y=-1/4#

Looking at the slope-intercept form, m = 0 and b = #-1/4#. If you look at the equation, this is a horizontal line. All horizontal lines have a slope of zero.