Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 5 - Linear Functions - 5-3 Slope-Intercept Form - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 8

Answer

m=-1; b=4

Work Step by Step

This equation is in the form y=mx+b. In order to figure out what the slope is, we must figure out what x is being multiplied by. x is being multiplied by -1, so we know that m, the slope, is -1. We now must figure out what is being added to x. 4 is being added to x, so we know that b, the y intercept, is 4.
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