Rearranging Line Equations y = mx + c | Graphs | Maths | FuseSchool

In this video we are going to look at rearranging straight line equations to find the gradient and y-intercept. Straight lines follow the equation y=mx+c, where the m is the gradient and the c is the y-intercept. But straight line equations aren’t always written out in this nice form. Sometimes we have to do some rearranging. When straight line equations are written in the y = mx + c format, it easily tells us that the gradient is m and the y-intercept is c. Which is why it is often preferable to rearrange straight line equations to follow this format, and it also makes plotting the line much easier. You just need to recognise that any equation with an x and a y will be a diagonal straight line. It might also have a ‘c’ number on it’s own too. We then may want to rearrange the equation into the y = mx + c form as that’s much easier for comparing gradients and y-intercepts, and plotting the equation onto a graph. VISIT us at, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: Click here to see more videos:

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