What is the slope of y=6-3x?

2 Answers
Aug 11, 2016

$= - 3$

Explanation:

$y = m x + c$ where $m$ is the slope
Slope of the equation
$y = 6 - 3 x$ is $= - 3$

Aug 11, 2016

The slope is $\textcolor{b l u e}{- 3}$.

Explanation:

Rewrite the equation in slope-intercept form, $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept.

$y = - 3 x + 6$

The slope is $- 3$, which is understood to be $- \frac{3}{1}$.

You can graph the line using the slope. Start at the y-intercept, $6$, and move down $3$ spaces and right $1$ space. Mark that point. Then go down $3$ space and right $1$ space again. Mark that point. Now draw a straight line through the two points.

graph{y=-3x+6 [-10.78, 9.22, -1.82, 8.19]}