algebra
posted by Dean on .
Find the slope, if it exists
x+5y=10

to get the slope, we first transform this into slopeintercept form, y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the yintercept.
x + 5y = 10
note that in slopeintercept form, y is the only term on the left side, and all other terms on the right side. thus,
5y = x + 10
then also notice that the numerical coefficient of y (number before y) is 1. thus we divide both sides by 5 to get y alone:
y = (1/5)x + 2
thus, m = slope = 1/5
hope this helps~ :)