# Math Help - How to find the slope of this equation?

1. ## How to find the slope of this equation?

What is the slope of the line with the equation

2x+3y+6=0?

2. ## Re: How to find the slope of this equation?

Originally Posted by krstybrght
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?

3. ## 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.