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