# What is the slope of #62=-42y+14x#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 27, 2016

slope

# = 1/3 #

#### Explanation:

y = mx + c , is the equation of a straight line , where m ,

represents the gradient (slope ) and c , the y-intercept.

By rearranging the given equation into this form then

m and c may be extracted.

hence: 42y = 14x -62 and

# y = 14/42 x - 62/42 # so

# y = 1/3 x - 31/21 # By comparison of the 2 equations

# m = 1/3 , c = -31/21 #