**This is going to be a lot like what we just did at the end of the last section.**

**
So far, I've shown you how to find the
slope from the graph and when you have two points...**

**But, what if you just have the
equation?**

**If it's like this guy, then it's a
snap!**

**So, what if it's in standard form
like this?**

**Well, it's not too bad. We
just do a little algebra and get it into
y = mx
+ b
form.**

**To do this, we solve for
y:**

**TRY IT:**

**Find the slope using algebra:**