# What is the slope and y-intercept of the line y = 5 – 1/2x?

Jul 21, 2015

Slope = -1/2
Intercept = 5

#### Explanation:

The general equation for a straight line is:

$y = m x + c$

$m$ is the slope

$c$ is the intercept.

So for our example we can see that $m = - \frac{1}{2}$ and $c = 5$.