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# How do you use slope intercept form?

## Answer

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###### May 26, 2012 12:03PM

y=mx+b where m=slope and b=y-intercept. x and y are variables

## Related Questions

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### In the formula -2x-y equals 7 what is the slope?

Converting the equation to Slope Intercept form y=-2x-7, the
slope is the number that is multiplied to x, WHEN the equation is
in Slope Intercept form.
The slope is -2. The y intercept is 7.
(you would have gotten these same answers without converting to
Slope Intercept form, but that is not usually the case. You have to
convert to Slope Intercept form.)

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry

### Write an equation of the line that has a slope of -7 and y intercept 6 in slope intercept form?

Use the slope-intercept form of the line:
y = mx + b
Here, "m" is the slope, and "b" is the y-intercept, so just
replace these variables with the corresponding slope and intercept
- and you got your equation. And PLEASE don't ask lots of
almost-identical questions, with different slopes and y-intercept.
It is really easy to replace the slope and the intercept in this
equation.