# How can I find the slope and y intercept of a line, without graghing, when all I am given is two points?

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m=2-10/-3-(-7)= – 8/4 = – 2

y=mx+b (m is the slope, b is the y-intercept)

If you replace y with 2 and x with -3, you will get:

2=-2(-3)+b

2=6+b

b=-4

So slope=-2, y-intercept=- 4

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Then using y=m(x) + b plug in slope for m and one point (x,y), solve for b. In this case

m = -2

b = -4

you can then use the other point to check your answer by pluging in only the x and solving for y

2-10

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-3-(-7)

-8

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4

Slope is -2.

y= -2x

For the y-intercept I don’t know… You can draw it on paper and include those points without a calculator.

Just kidding. That is all I remember from algebra. hah. Good luck. 🙂

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