Find the slope and y-intercept for each line

3x+5y+10=0

Can anyone help me. I am lost with these problems.

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- Oct 27th 2006, 05:33 PMgrodriguezFind the slope and y-intercept
Find the slope and y-intercept for each line

3x+5y+10=0

Can anyone help me. I am lost with these problems. - Oct 27th 2006, 08:43 PMscorpion007
First you can put it into gradient/intercept form: y = mx + c

i.e.

3x+5y+10 = 0;

5y = -3x - 10

y = -3/5x - 2

hence the gradient/slope = -3/5 and the y intercept is -2