# SOLUTION: Please help me get this concept please anyone!!!! I am working with slopes and the issue I have is finding slopes when you are only given an equation x=-3y I know that we have t

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 Question 179607: Please help me get this concept please anyone!!!! I am working with slopes and the issue I have is finding slopes when you are only given an equation x=-3y I know that we have to rewrite the equation is slope\intercept (y=mx+b) form and that is where I have the trouble Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!Found 2 solutions by stanbon, Mathtut:Answer by stanbon(57385)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!I am working with slopes and the issue I have is finding slopes when you are only given an equation x=-3y ------- Put it in slope-intercept form: Multiply both sides by (-1/3) to get: y = (-1/3)x ------- slope = -1/3 ; intercept = 0 =============================== Cheers, Stan H. Answer by Mathtut(3670)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x=-3y : so for this equation, as well as any other line equation we have to isolate the y on one side of the equals and the x and constant term on the other side In order to do that with this equation: : -3y=x : y=(-1/3)x+0 ...divided by -3 on both sides. I put the zero there to show that in this case the b(y intercept ) is zero. : Now, the coefficent in from of the x term is the slope. In our case it is (-1/3) :