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

Apr 20, 2018

Slope=$- 5$ and $y$-intercept is 2.

#### Explanation:

When a linear function is given in slope-intercept form it is possible to read some data at once:

$y = m x + c$

From this form it is possible to read off the gradient a $y$-intercept immediately because:

$m$= slope

$c$= $y$-intercept

So hence we can determine that

$m$=slope= $- 5$

$c$=y-intercept= $2$