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    How to find the slope of this equation?

    What is the slope of the line with the equation

    2x+3y+6=0?
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    Re: How to find the slope of this equation?

    Quote Originally Posted by krstybrght View Post
    What is the slope of the line with the equation

    2x+3y+6=0?
    \displaystyle \begin{align*} 2x + 3y + 6 &= 0 \\ 3y &= -2x - 6 \\ y &= -\frac{2}{3}x - 2 \end{align*}

    This is now in \displaystyle \begin{align*} y = mx + c \end{align*} form, so what is the slope?
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    Re: How to find the slope of this equation?

    As you can see, PROVE IT answered the question.
    In the form y = mx + b, m represents the slope of the line. In that case, the slope is the number next to x in the equation. The answer is m = -2/3, which is the slope of the line.
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