# What is the slope of the line that is parallel with y=-2x+1?

Dec 28, 2016

$m = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Because this equation is already in slope-intercept form we can take the slope directly from this equation.

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 color(blue)(b is the y-intercept value.

Therefore, for the equation in this problem the slope is:

$\textcolor{red}{m = - 2}$

Because a line parallel to this line will have, by definition the same slope, the slope of a parallel line will also be:

$\textcolor{red}{m = - 2}$