# How do you write the equation in slope intercept form given slope -4/5, passing through (5,-5)?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 22, 2018

the slope intercept equation is y = mx + b

Substitute the values of (x,y) from the point to solve for b.

#### Explanation:

The slope is m in the y=mx +b form ( Think m mountain ski slope)

The y intercept is b ( think beginning)

Substituting the values ( 5,-5) into the equation gives.