What is the slope and y-intercept of this line #y = 3x - 5#?
slope = 3
y-intercept = - 5
The equation of a line in
where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.
The advantage to having the equation in this form is that m and b can be extracted 'easily'
#y=3x-5" is in this form"#
and by comparison with the slope-intercept equation.
slope = 3 and y-intercept = - 5