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# How can you find slope and y-intercept of each equation?

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## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 05/12/2008

A normal slope-intercept form equation would read: y = mx + b The slope of an equation is also known as 'm'. The y-intercept would count as 'b'. So in a random equation such as: y= 5x + 6 '5' would be the slope and '6' would be the y-intercept.

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