Determine the slope and y-intercept of the graph: 3x + y = 8.

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- Jun 23rd 2005, 03:54 PMHayabusaDetermine the slope
Determine the slope and y-intercept of the graph: 3x + y = 8.

I need help to solve this problem - Jun 23rd 2005, 03:58 PMalmostdone
put the problem in slope intercept form (y = mx + b) with m being the slope and b being the y intercept.

3x + y = 8

y = -3x + 8

y = mx + b

so m = ?

and b = ? - Jun 23rd 2005, 04:04 PMHayabusa
My answer is 8. Am I correct?

- Jun 23rd 2005, 04:28 PMalmostdone
yes for the y-intercept, what about the slope?

- Jun 23rd 2005, 04:33 PMHayabusa
The slope is 0.

Thank you for the help. - Jun 23rd 2005, 04:40 PMalmostdone
Actually rhe slope is -3.

y = mx + b

where m is the slope and b is the y intercept.

so,

y = (-3)x + 8

y = (m )x + b