Find the equation of the line passing through the points (-2,-17) and (5,11). Enter your answer in "y = mx + b" form.
First find the slope, m m = (y1-y2)/(x1-x2) it does not matter which point you choose as 1 or 2 ( results are the same)
your equation will then be y = mx + b substitute EITHER one of the points (x,y) into the equation to compute b
then you have it y = mx + b (put in the m and the b that you found)