# What is the slope and intercept of y = 5x-3?

Dec 22, 2016

The slope is $5$ and the y-intercept is $- 3$

#### Explanation:

The slope intercept for of a linear equation is:

$y = \textcolor{red}{m} x \textcolor{g r e e n}{+} \textcolor{g r e e n}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{g r e e n}{b}$ is the $y$ intercept.

Therefore for this problem: $y = \textcolor{red}{5} x \textcolor{g r e e n}{-} \textcolor{g r e e n}{3}$:

$\textcolor{red}{m = 5}$ so the slope is $5$

and

color(green)(b = -3 so the y-intercept is $- 3$