# What is the slope and intercept of #y = 3x+1#?

##### 1 Answer

May 29, 2016

The slope is 3

#### Explanation:

Compare to standard form of

You will observe the value of 3 is where the

This means that the gradient is

The fact that 3 is positive is important. It means that if you follow the graph from left to right then the line is going up.

If the gradient is negative (minus sign) then the slope is going down left to right.

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In the standard form equation the