`y = 2x - 5` State the slope and y intercept of the graph of each equation.

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anncampbellga | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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To easily find the slope and the y-intercept, the equation can be put in slope intercept form (y = mx + b) where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.

In this equation, y = 2x - 5, it is already in that form and so the cumber in front of the x is the slope (2) and the constant number is the y-intercept (-5) - it's negative because of the minus sign in front of the number.

So, the slope is 2 and the y-intercept is -5.

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kspcr111 | In Training Educator

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In general the slope and intercept of y=mx+b is

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

The above equation the slope is m=2 and b=-5 is y intercept