First off, thank you for being a MHF donor!

Alright let's get to the math.

1. The concept of slope is how many units are the y-values changing for every x-value. And for this we have a nice formula.

S_line = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1)

Does this look familiar?

2. The form that we use to easily graph lines is: y = mx + b. So let's try to isolate y.

3x + 2y = 6

2y = 6 - 3x

y = 3 - (3/2)x OR y = (-3/2)x + 3

Can you graph it now?

3. When a line is the form used earlier, y = mx + b, the "m" value represents the slope. Here, m = -9 and b = 0. So the slope is -9. The y-intercept occurs where x=0, so plug in 0 for x and see where this happens.

Jameson