# How do you find the slope and intercept of #y = -2/3x + 20#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 6, 2016

slope

y-intercept = 20

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in

#color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y=mx+b)color(white)(a/a)|)))#

where m is the slope and b, the y-intercept.The advantage of having the line in this form is that m and b can be extracted 'easily'

The equation

#y=-2/3x+20" is in this form"# hence slope

#=-2/3" and y-intercept"=20#