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what is the equation of a line passing through (-3,7) and have a slope of -1/5

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Looking for an equation that looks like   y= mx + b     and you are given m = slope = -1/5

 

y = -1/5x + b     Now substitute in you point (given) to calculate 'b'

7=-1/5(-3) + b

7 = 3/5 + b

b= 6 2/5

 

y = -1/5 x + 6 2/5     Done!

ElectricPavlov  Feb 14, 2017

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