What is the slope intercept form of the line with a slope of #3/5 # and y-intercept of # -1/2 #?

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Feb 16, 2017

Answer:

See the solution below:

#y = color(red)(3/5)x - color(blue)(1/2)#

Explanation:

The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: #y = color(red)(m)x + color(blue)(b)#

Where #color(red)(m)# is the slope and #color(blue)(b)# is the y-intercept value.

The problem states:

The slope is #color(red)(3/5)#

The y-intercept is: #color(blue)(-1/2)#

Substituting gives:

#y = color(red)(3/5)x + color(blue)(-1/2)#

#y = color(red)(3/5)x - color(blue)(1/2)#