# How do I work out 5x+y=-10? I'm doing slope- intercept form at school and this is an example of one of them.

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The slope-intercept form of the equation of a line is typically written as,

y = mx + b

where, m is the slope of the line and b is the y-intercept (value of y when x=0).

You can rearrange your equation to this form.

For example, the given equation can be rewritten as:

5x + y = -10

or **y = -5x-10**

comparing this with the typical slope-intercept form of equation of line, we can see that

m = -5 and b = -10

So, by rearranging the given equation we can achieve the slope-intercept form and obtain the slope and intercept of the given line.