# What is the slope and y-intercept of the line x+y = -4?

Jul 27, 2015

#### Answer:

The slope is $m = - 1$ and the $y$-intercept is $y = - 4$.

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line is expressed as

$y = m x + b$

The goal of this problem is to transform what you were given to the $y = m x + b$ form. Let's do that step-by-step:

So $m = - 1$ and the $y$-intercept, $b = - 4$.