Ralph L. answered • 04/09/13

Algebra I, II, Visual Basic, Beginning C++ tutor

.2x + 2.3 = 1.4y

we want to put in the form: y = mx + b

1.4y = .2x + 2.3

we divide both sides by 1.4 to get the coefficient of y to 1

(1.4y)/1.4 = (.2/1.4)x + (2.3/1.4)

y = (2/14)x + (23/14)

since the coefficient of the x variable is the slope, therefore:

m = 2/14 or 1/7

**m = 1/7**