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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 626116: what is the slope of the line 5x+2y=-2Found 2 solutions by rfer, lenny460:Answer by rfer(12644)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!2y=-5x-2 y=-2.5x-1 slope m=-2.5 Answer by lenny460(751)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Plot the straight line graph: 5x + 2y = -2 Subtract 5x from each side of the equation. 5x + 2y - 5x = -2 - 5x Combine like terms: 5x - 5x = 0 We now have: 2y = -2 - 5x or 2y = -5x - 2 Divide each side by 2 2y/2 = -5x/2 - 2/2 y = -5x/2 - 1 From the above we get the following x and y coordinates: (-4,9) (-2,4) (0,-1) (2,-6) (4,-11) The Slope Formula: (y2 - y1)/(x2 - x1) (-6 - (-1)/(2 - 0) -6 - (-1) = -6 + 1 = -5 2 - 0 = 2 The Slope (m) = -5/2 (or -2.5) obuong3@aol.com