**Q:** Can you show me how to find the slope of a line with the equation (y+3)=5(x-2)?

**A:** First, turn the equation into slope-intercept form, **y=mx+b**. Do this by isolating for **y **in the equation.

y + 3 = 5x – 10

y = 5x – 10 – 3

y = 5x – 13

Compare this to the general equation for a line: **y=mx+b**.

You should see that **m = 5** and b = -13. This means that the slope is 5.

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