What is the slope and intercept of #y+2.5=5.5x#?

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Apr 10, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

The easiest way to find the slope and y-intercept is to put this equation into slope-intercept form by solving for #y#. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: #y = color(red)(m)x + color(blue)(b)#

Where #color(red)(m)# is the slope and #color(blue)(b)# is the y-intercept value.

#y + 2.5 - color(red)(2.5) = 5.5x - color(red)(2.5)#

#y + 0 = 5.5x - 2.5#

#y = color(red)(5.5)x - color(blue)(2.5)#

Therefore:

The slope is: #color(red)(m = 5.5)#

The y-intercept is: #color(blue)(b = -2.5)# or #(0, -2.5)#