# How do you find the slope and intercept of #2x + y = -8#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 29, 2015

Slope

Y-intercept

#### Explanation:

If the straight line equation is in the form -

#ax+by+c=0#

(or)

#ax+by= c # Then the formula for its slope is-

#m=-a/b#

In the given problem -

#m=-2/1=-2#

To find the y-intercept ; put

#2(0)+y=-8#

#y=-8#