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# Find the equation of the line that passes through these two points:

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Find the equation of the line that passes through these two points:

(14, -1) and (-7, -7)

Tiffybean  Nov 3, 2017

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First let's find the slope.

slope  =  [-7 - -1] / [-7 - 14]  =  -6 / -21  =  2 / 7

Using the point  (14, -1)  and a slope of  2/7 , the equation in point-slope form is

y + 1  =  2/7 (x  - 14)

y  =  2/7x - (2/7)(14) - 1

y  =  2/7x - 4 - 1

y  =  2/7x - 5

hectictar  Nov 3, 2017
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#1
+5261
+2

First let's find the slope.

slope  =  [-7 - -1] / [-7 - 14]  =  -6 / -21  =  2 / 7

Using the point  (14, -1)  and a slope of  2/7 , the equation in point-slope form is

y + 1  =  2/7 (x  - 14)

y  =  2/7x - (2/7)(14) - 1

y  =  2/7x - 4 - 1

y  =  2/7x - 5

hectictar  Nov 3, 2017

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