# What is the slope of #y=-x#?

##### 3 Answers

**The slope is -1.**

#### Explanation:

This is in slope-intercept form, or

Since we know the slope is the value multiplied by

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#### Explanation:

Slope (gradient) is the amount of up or down on the y-axis for a given amount of along on the x-axis.

Suppose for example the slope is 2.

Another way of writing 2 (which is not done very often) is

As slope

As the 2 is positive ,by convention, it is UP.

A negative value for the up or down by convention is DOWN.

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Given:

Write this as:

This is the same as

So for 1 along the line goes DOWN 1

Thus the slope is

#### Explanation:

Recall slope-intercept form

We see that our slope, or coefficient on

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