# How do you change the given equation into slope-intercept form 5x – 2y = 10?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 10, 2016

#### Explanation:

The equation of a line in

#color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is

#color(red)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a)color(black)(y=mx+b)color(white)(a/a)|)))#

where m represents the slope and b, the y-intercept.We require to rearrange 5x - 2y = 10 into this form

Subtract 5x from both sides

#rArrcancel(5x)-2ycancel(-5x)=10-5x# We now have : -2y = 10 - 5x

divide all terms on both sides by -2

#rArr(cancel(-2)y)/cancel(-2)=10/(-2)-(5)/(-2)x#

#rArry=5/2x-5" in slope-intercept form"#