William P. answered • 06/24/19

Bill P., Math and Physics Tutor

Hello Wolf,

From the description you give, I assume you want to write an equation of the line with slope -5 and y-intercept (0,1). You can use the **slope-intercept form** for the equation of the line, which is

y =mx + b,

where m is the slope, and b is the y-coordinate of the y-intercept. In this example, m = -5 and b = 1. Therefore, the equation of the line is

**y = -5x + 1**

Hope that helps!

William