# What is the slope of y = –2x + 8?

Jul 13, 2015

$s l o p e = - 2$

#### Explanation:

Recall the slope-intercept form:

$y = m x + b$

where $m = s l o p e = \frac{r i s e}{r u n}$

We are given $y = - 2 x + 8$

So, our slope, $m$, is:

$m = s l o p e = \frac{r i s e}{r u n} = \frac{- 2}{1} = - 2$