What is the slope and y-intercept of this line #y = 3x - 5#?

1 Answer
Sep 18, 2016

slope = 3
y-intercept = - 5


The equation of a line in #color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is

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