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

Guest May 7, 2021

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The first step is to find the slope:

slope formula: y_{2}-y_{1}/x_{2}-x_{1}

If you plug the values in the slope would be: -28/3

This is how your equation should be looking so far:

y=-28/3x+b

Now, plug one of the pairs into the equation and solve for b.

I'll use (-5,11)

11=140/3+b

b=-107/3

Your final equation would be y=-28/3x-107/3

Guest May 7, 2021