# How do you find the slope and y-intercept for the line #y = -7/4 x +2#?

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Slope:

y-intercept:

#### Explanation:

Any linear equation in the form

is in a form called the "slope-intercept form"

with a slope of

and a y-intercept of

with

and a y-intercept

You do it like this:

#### Explanation:

A straight line is of the form:

So for the line:

The slope

Slope=

y-intercept=

#### Explanation:

The coefficient of **slope= #-7/4#**

The y-intercept is the constant in the equation (that is, it is the number that is not being multiplied by any variable, such as **y-intercept= #2#**

The equation of a line can generally be written as