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Posted by **Dean** on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:13am.

x+5y=10

- algebra -
**Jai**, Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 10:30amto get the slope, we first transform this into slope-intercept form, y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept.

x + 5y = 10

note that in slope-intercept 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~ :)

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