# What is the slope and intercept of  y = -7x - 2?

##### 1 Answer
Feb 12, 2017

$\text{slope "=-7," y-intercept } = - 2$

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in $\textcolor{b l u e}{\text{slope-intercept form}}$ is.

$\textcolor{red}{\overline{\underline{| \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{2}{2}} \textcolor{b l a c k}{y = m x + b} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{2}{2}} |}}}$
where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.

$y = - 7 x - 2 \text{ is in this form}$

$\Rightarrow \text{slope "=m=-7" and y-intercept } = b = - 2$