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where m is the slope and (x_{1}, y_{1}) is the point. Your equation is not in this form. I'm going to look at a different equation 4x + 5  (2y + 4) = 3(x  5) with the same instructions, find the slope and y intercept. Since it is the slope and y intercept that you want I am going to put the equation in slope intercept form, y = mx + b. In this form m is the slope and b is the y intercept. I would first remove the parentheses and simplify each side
The slope intercept has y on the left of the equal sign and everything else on the right. I have the y term on the left but also 4x + 1 so to move 4x + 1 to the right I subtract 4x + 1 from each side and simplify
Finally divide both sides by 2 to get
The equation is now in slope intercept form and I can now see that the slope is 1/2 and the y intercept is 8. Now try your equation,  


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