what is the equation of a line passing through (-3,7) and have a slope of -1/5
Looking for an equation that looks like y= mx + b and you are given m = slope = -1/5
y = -1/5x + b Now substitute in you point (given) to calculate 'b'
7=-1/5(-3) + b
7 = 3/5 + b
b= 6 2/5
y = -1/5 x + 6 2/5 Done!