## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

We find that the slope is $-2$ and the y-intercept is $6$.
This equation is written in standard form. To easily find the slope and y-intercept of the equation, we want to rewrite the equation in slope-intercept form. The slope-intercept form is: $$y = mx + b$$ where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept. We first subtract $2x$ from each side to isolate $y$: $$y = -2x + 6$$ Looking at this equation, we see that $m$, the slope, is $-2$ and $b$, the y-intercept, is $6$.