## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

A line in slope-intercept form has the equation: $y=mx+b$ ($m=slope$, $b=y-intercept$) We convert the line equation to slope-intercept form: $x-3y=3$ $-3y=3-x$ $y=(3-x)/-3$ $y=-1+\frac{1}{3}x$ $y=\frac{1}{3}x-1$ So the line has a $y$-intercept of -1 and a positive slope. Only (B) matches these properties.