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

Feb 16, 2017

See the solution below:

$y = \textcolor{red}{\frac{3}{5}} x - \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{2}}$

#### Explanation:

The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$ is the y-intercept value.

The problem states:

The slope is $\textcolor{red}{\frac{3}{5}}$

The y-intercept is: $\textcolor{b l u e}{- \frac{1}{2}}$

Substituting gives:

$y = \textcolor{red}{\frac{3}{5}} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{- \frac{1}{2}}$

$y = \textcolor{red}{\frac{3}{5}} x - \textcolor{b l u e}{\frac{1}{2}}$