Find the equation of the line passing through the points (-2,-17) and (5,-11). Give your answer in "y = mx + b" form.
Y= mx + b m = slope b = y -axis intercept
m = slope = rise / run = (y1- y2) / (x1-x2) = 6/7
y = 6/7 x + b now sub in either of the two points given to calculate the value of 'b'
-11 = 6/7 (5) + b b = -107/7
your line is then y = 6/7 x - 107/7