# What is the slope of y=-7+5x?

May 25, 2017

The slope is $m = 5$

#### Explanation:

Strategy: Rewrite this equation in slope-intercept form and read off the slope from that.

Step 1. Rewrite this equation in slope-intercept form.

The slope intercept form of a linear equation is

$y = m x + b$

Where the slope is $m$ and the $y$-intercept is $b$.

Rewriting the equation gives: $y = 5 x - 7$

The slope is $m = 5$