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find the slope of the line

5x - 2y = -1

I know the standard form is y=mx+b. It has been a while since I have done these.

  • math -

    well put it in standard form.

    add 2y to each side.
    add 1 to each side.
    divide each side by 2.

    You have the standard form, m, and b.

  • math -

    Remember m is the slope and b is the y-intercept
    So first isolate y,
    5x-2y=-1
    -2y=-5x-1
    y=5/2x+1/2
    Therefore, the slope is 5/2

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    thank you

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