# What is the y intercept for a line with point (5,-3) slope 5?

Sep 27, 2015

Use the linear equation $y = m x + b$

#### Explanation:

The general equation for a linear line is:

$y = m x + b$

Next, substitute the values for x, y and m into the above equation so that you can solve for the y-intercept (b)

$- 3 = \left(5\right) \left(5\right) + b$
$- 3 = 25 + b$
$b = - 28$

So, the y-intercept is at -28

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