The Slope of the Line y=mx+b – Practice Problems

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After this lesson, you will be able to graph linear equations in slope-intercept form.

The lesson begins by teaching you how to write a linear equation in slope-intercept form. It leads you to learn how to identify the slope and the y-intercept from the equation. It concludes with showing you how to graph the equation by using the slope and y-intercept.

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This video includes key concepts, notation, and vocabulary such as slope (the ratio of the change in vertical movement, or the change in x over the change in y); y-intercept (the value of y when the value of x is equal to zero); and slope-intercept form (y=mx+b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept).

Before watching this video, you should already be familiar with linear equations, properties of equality, and solving equations by isolating a variable.

After watching this video, you will be prepared to solve real world problems that involve constant rates, which can be considered as the slope of a line when the problem is represented by an equation.

Common Core Standard(s) in focus: 8.EE.B.5 & 8.EE.B.6
A video intended for math students in the 8th grade
Recommended for students who are 13 - 14 years old

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Exercises in this Practice Problem
Recall how to write equations in slope-intercept form.
Identify the slope and the $y$-intercept of each equation.
Match the equations with their slope-intercept form.
Graph the equation $-y-3x+4=0$.
Determine if the equation is written in slope-intercept form or not.
Determine the line.