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

Aug 11, 2017

slope = 0
intercept = $- \frac{1}{4}$

#### 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 $y = m x + b$, where m is slope and b is intercept.

$4 y + 1 = 0 \to$
$4 y + 1 = 0 x \to$
$y = 0 x - \frac{1}{4}$ or $y = - \frac{1}{4}$

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