# What is the slope and the y-intercept of the graph of the linear equation y = -8/9 x +9?

Nov 20, 2017

Answer: The slope is $- \frac{8}{9}$ and the y-intercept is at $\left(0 , 9\right)$

#### Explanation:

Note that the standard form for linear equations is:
$y = m x + b$
where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept

Therefore, in this problem, $m = - \frac{8}{9}$ and $b = 9$
So, the slope is $- \frac{8}{9}$ and the y-intercept is at $\left(0 , 9\right)$