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 - Page 313: 38


$m=-1/2; b=0 $

Work Step by Step

We need to put the equation in the form y=mx+b: $y+1/2x=0 \\\\ y=-1/2x$ In order to figure out what the slope is, we must figure out what x is being multiplied by. x is being multiplied by -1/2, so we know that m, the slope, is -1/2. We now must figure out what is being added to x. Nothing is being added to x, so we know that b, the y intercept, is 0.
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