# What is the slope and y-intercept of the line x + y + 2 = 0?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 30, 2015

slope = -1

intercept = -2

#### Explanation:

The standard equation of the line in the slope-intercept form is

So our work is to get the equation in this particular form.

This is an equation in the slope-intercept form, and we can compare it with the equation

(Try and draw a graph, and it would be very clear to you what the negative slope and intercept means.)