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

May 12, 2016

slope = -2 and y-intercept is +1.
x-intercept is $\frac{1}{2}$

#### Explanation:

You have them immediately because the equation is in standard form $y = m x + c$ where m is the slope and c is the y-intercept!

Could not be simpler..., just recognise what it is and voila!

YOu can also fine the x-intecept by making y = 0.

$0 = - 2 x + 1 \Rightarrow 2 x = 1 \Rightarrow x = \frac{1}{2}$