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How do you solve for the slope of the equation? 2y = 6x - 8

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The slope is the x-coefficient when the equation is in slope-intercept form.

Slope-intercept form is y =mx + b

The "m" is the slope.

So just get the equation into that form.

 

2y = 6x - 8

 

Divide both sides by 2.

y = 3x - 4

 

Now it is in slope-intercept form. 3 is the x-coefficint, so 3 is the slope.

hectictar  Feb 14, 2017
edited by hectictar  Mar 21, 2017

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