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## Slope and Y-Intercept

Here's the problem of the day for Wednesday, October 27:

**Question: **Find the slope and y-intercept of 3x-2y-4=0.

**Setup The Problem: **Since we're looking for the slope and y-intercept, the easiest way to solve this problem will be to re-write the problem in slope-intercept form (y=mx+b). That means we need to get y by itself on one side of the equation, as shown here:

3x-2y-4=0

3x-4=2y

(3/2)x - 2 = y

**The Answer: **Flip that equation around and you have it in the y=mx+b form. The **3/2** is the "m" part (the slope), and the **-2** is the "b" part (the y-intercept).