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Find the equation of the line passing through the points (-2,-17) and (-5,11). Enter your answer in "y = mx + b" form.

 Nov 8, 2021
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y = (slope)x + (y-intercept)

 

Slope = y- y1 / x2 - x1

          = 11- (-17) / -5 - (-2)

          = 28/-3 or -9.3333333 or -9 1/3

 

Y-intercept = 2(-9 1/3) + -17 = -35 2/3

 

So...

 

The equation is y = -28/3x - 35 2/3

 Nov 9, 2021

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