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What is an equation of the line that passes through the point (5,-6) and has a slope of -5

 Apr 8, 2020
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y=mx+b

 

-6=-5(5)+b

-6=-25+b

19=b

 

So, our equation is

y=-5x+19

 Apr 8, 2020
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you have the x and y coordinates (5,-6) and slope -5 you just need to find b by plugging it into 

 

y=mx+b

 

-6=-5(5)+b

-6=-5(5)+b

-6=-25+b

b=19

 

so the equation of the line is:

y=-5x+19

 Apr 8, 2020
edited by bioplant  Apr 8, 2020

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