# Reduce the equation 6x + 3y + 8 = 0 into slope-intercept form. Hence, find its slope. - Mathematics and Statistics

Sum

Reduce the equation 6x + 3y + 8 = 0 into slope-intercept form. Hence, find its slope.

#### Solution

Given equation is 6x + 3y + 8 = 0, which can be written as
3y = – 6x – 8

∴ y = (-6x)/3 - 8/3

∴ y = -2x - 8/3

This is of the form y = mx + c with m = – 2

∴ y = -2x - 8/3 is in slope-intercept form with slope = – 2.

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Balbharati Mathematics and Statistics 1 (Commerce) 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Locus and Straight Line
Miscellaneous Exercise 5 | Q 4 | Page 79