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# What is the slope-intercept equation of the line shown below?

A. Y=-2x+-4
B. Y=-2x-4
C. Y = -2x + -4
D. Y = -2x - 4

This question is part of Slope-Intercept Quiz
Asked by Smjohnson, Last updated: May 25, 2020

#### Bergeront Tiffney

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

The correct answer to this question is Y = -2x - 4. The slope of an equation refers to the proportion of rise/run, or the distance the line travels on the vertical axis (or y-axis), which is the rise, compared to the distance the line travels on the horizontal axis (or x-axis), which is the run.

The intercept is the point at which the line intersects with the horizontal access (or x-axis), which in this case is -2. Because the line travels downwards as it moves to the right, we know the slope is negative, and therefore the answer is Y = -2x - 4.

#### alfardan.lamar

Alfardan.lamar

This is wrong, you use rise/run which will be up 4 and -2 to the left so it will be y=2x-2

John Smith

Y=-2x+-4
Y=-2x-4
Y = -2x + -4
Y = -2x - 4