# FIND THE SLOPE FROM AN EQUATION

## About "Find the slope from an equation"

Find the slope from an equation :

Usually we follow two methods to find the slope of the straight line.

(i) By comparing the given equation with the slope intercept form (y = mx + b)

(ii)  Using the formula (m)  = -Coefficient of x/Coefficient of y

We can use the second method, if the given equation is in the form of ax + by + c = 0

Example 1 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

x - y + 1  =  0

Solution :

Method 1 :

To find the slope of a line, we have to compare the given equation with y = mx + c.

Here m stands for slope and c stands for y-intercept.

x - y + 1  =  0

Add y on both sides, we get

x - y + y + 1  =  0 + y

x + 1  =  y

y  =  x + 1

By comparing the given equation with general equation, we get slope (m) = 1.

Method 2 :

Slope (m)  =  -coefficient of x/coefficient of y

m  =  -1/(-1)

m  =  1

In both ways, we will be getting the same answer

Example 2 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

5x - 3y  =  0

Solution :

Method 1 :

If we want to use the first method, we have to convert the given equation in the form  y = mx + c.

3y = 5x

y = (5/3)x

Slope m = 5/3

Method 2 :

Slope (m)  =  -coefficient of x/coefficient of y

m  =  -5/(-3)

m  =  5/3

In both ways, we will be getting the same answer

Example 3 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

4x - 2y + 1 = 0

Solution :

Method 1 :

If we want to use the first method, we have to convert the given equation in the form  y = mx + c.

2y = 4x + 1

y = (4/2)x + (1/2)

y = 2 x + (1/2)

Slope m = 2

Method 2 :

Slope (m)  =  -coefficient of x/coefficient of y

m  =  -4/(-2)

m  =  2

In both ways, we will be getting the same answer

Example 4 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

10x + 15y + 6= 0

Solution :

Method 1 :

If we want to use the first method, we have to convert the given equation in the form  y = mx + c.

15y = -10x - 6

y = (-10/15)x - (6/15)

y = (-2/3) x - (2/5)

Slope m = -2/3

Method 2 :

Slope (m)  =  -coefficient of x/coefficient of y

m  =  -10/15

m  =  -2/3

In both ways, we will be getting the same answer

Example 5 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

5x + 3y - 15 = 0

Solution :

By using the second method, we can easily find the slope of the given line.

m  =  - coefficient of x/coefficient of y

=  -5/(-3)

=  5/3

Hence, the slope of the given line is 5/3.

Example 6 :

Find the slope of the line whose equation is

2x - y + 16 = 0

Solution :

By using the second method, we can easily find the slope of the given line.

m  =  - coefficient of x/coefficient of y

=  -2/(-1)

=  2

Hence, the slope of the given line is 2.

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