# Slope Intercept Form of a Line - Calculator

This online calculator rewrites an equation of a line of the general form

a x + b y = c

into the slope intercept form y = m x + B .
The importance of the slope intercept form of a line lies in the fact that the slope m and the y intercept B of the line are easily identified and here are the steps to follow:

1) Solve the general equation a x + b y = c for y

b y = - a x + c

for b not equal to zero, we divide all terms by the coefficient b.

y = - (a / b) x + c / b

2) Compare the above equation to the slope intercept form y = m x + B and identify m and B as

m = - a / b and B = c / b

Numerical Example

Find slope and the y intercept of the line given by the equation 2 y + 3 x = 6

Solution to the Numerical Example

Solve the equation for y

2 y = - 3 x + 6

y = - (3/2) x + 3

Compare the above equation to the slope intercept for y = m x + B to find

the slope m = - 3 / 2

and the y intercept

B = 3

## Use Slope Intercept Form of a Line Calculator

1 - Enter the coefficients a, b and c and press "Slope Intercept Form". a, b and c can be entered as integers, fractions or numbers with a decimal point as shown below.For lines of the form ax = c (b = 0), the slope is undefined.

### More References and links

How to Find x and y Intercepts Of GraphsGeneral Equation of a Line: a x + b y = c

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