What is the slope of the line given by the equation y= -5/2x-5?

Jul 28, 2018

$- \frac{5}{2}$

Explanation:

The good thing is that this equation is in slope-intercept form

$y = m x + b$, with slope $m$ and a $y$-intercept of $b$.

Notice that the coefficient of $x$ is the slope. In our equation,

$y = - \frac{5}{2} x - 5$

The coefficient on $x$ is $- \frac{5}{2}$. This is our $m$ value, or slope.

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