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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.

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well put it in standard form.

divide each side by 2.

You have the standard form, m, and b.

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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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