# What is the slope and intercept of y = 1/2x?

Jan 24, 2017

The slope is $\textcolor{red}{m} = \frac{1}{2}$

The y-intercept is $\textcolor{b l u e}{b} = 0$ or (0, 0)

#### Explanation:

This equation is in the slope intercept form.

The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is:

$y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$ is the y-intercept value.

For this equation:

$y = \textcolor{red}{\frac{1}{2}} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{0}$