Hi again Lindsey;
The formula is in standard form...
Ax+By=C, neither A nor B equal zero, and A is greater than zero.
5x  3y = 4
Slope is A/B...
(5/3)
5/3
Answer A
Let's me illustrate my point.
Recall that slopeintercept formula is...
y=mx+b
m is the slope
b is the yintercept, the value of y when x=0.
Let's convert this formula from standard form into slopeintercept form...
5x  3y = 4
Let's subtract 5x from both sides...
5x+5x3y=45x
3y=5x+4
Let's divide both sides by 3...
y=(5x+4)/3
y=(5/3)x(4/3)
Slope is 5/3.
The x and its coefficient A moved from the left side to the right, thereby changing it to negative. Then, it was divided by the coefficient of y, B...
slope=A/B
1/24/2014

Vivian L.