Ask questions and get helpful answers.

Write an equation in the form y = mx + b for the line which passes through (6, 5) and

(-8, -23).

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  4. ℹ️
  5. 🚩

1 answer

  1. The slope of the line is (5+23)/(6+8) = 2
    So, using the point-slope form of a line,
    y-5 = 2(x-6)
    y-5 = 2x-12
    y = 2x-7

    Or, you could go through the hassle of solving
    6a+b = 5
    -8a+b = -23
    subtract to get
    14a = 28
    a=2
    so b = -7

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
    3. ℹ️
    4. 🚩

Answer this Question

Related Questions

Still need help?

You can ask a new question or browse existing questions.