# How To: Solve algebraic equations with the y = mx+b format

This video shows us how to solve algebraic equations with the y = mx+b format. When talking about solving y=mx+b format, it's about solving linear equations so that y is on one side and with some terms x on the other side. Here in this equation 'm' is actually the slope of the line and slope= (rise/run) and it is interrupted with the term 'b'. This can be explained by taking an example of the same format. In the example 2x+3y=9, we need to shift the term '2x' to the other side so that the equation will look like the required format and by doing that we have 3y=-2x+9. And then divide the whole equation by 3 to get the required format and with this we have y=(-2/3)x+3 and in this equation we have m=(-2/3) and b=3. Similarly looking at the other example 1-5y=2x-1 and here we need to first shift the term 1 to the other side and by doing this we have -5y=2x-2. Then divide the whole equation by -5 so that the equation will be of the required format and we have y=(-2/5)x+(2/5). In this equation we have m=(-2/5) and b=(2/5). This is the way to solve the algebraic equations with the y = mx+b format.

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