# How do you find the slope of #x+8y=16#?

Put the equation back in the form of the slope-intercept:

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To find the slope of the equation x + 8y = 16, rearrange it into slope-intercept form, y = mx + b, where m is the slope.

First, subtract x from both sides to isolate 8y:

8y = -x + 16

Then, divide both sides by 8 to solve for y:

y = (-1/8)x + 2

The slope (m) is the coefficient of x, which is -1/8. Therefore, the slope of the equation x + 8y = 16 is -1/8.

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