# What is the slope of #Y=2x-5#?

##### 1 Answer

The slope is always the coefficient of (i.e., the number multiplied by) the independent variable, in this case

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line can be expressed in the form

The *dependent variable*, because it's value depends on the *independent variable* *intercept point* . The slope, if the line is drawn on a Cartesian graph, is a measure of the "steepness" of that line. Positive values of

In your case,

graph{y=2x-5[-2,5,-7,5]}