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anonymous
 5 years ago
find the equation of the line that contains the point (8,1) and has slope 5....thanks for the help!
anonymous
 5 years ago
find the equation of the line that contains the point (8,1) and has slope 5....thanks for the help!

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do i add 5x to both sides to solve for y?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its already solved for y. Do you mean solve for x in terms of y?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I guess I wanted to know if anything further needed to be done or if this was the complete answer. Sorry...I am horrible at math! :)

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0there are many ways to express the equation of a line; this is the most common form tho.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes the usual is y=mx+c in wich this is already displayed

amistre64
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05x+y = 41 y = 5x +41 y1 = 5(x8) 5x +y 41 = 0

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0m being the gradient and c the intercept, usually the way thats most useful

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0gotcha...thank you for the help and for the extra examples. I really appreciate it!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one more question....would the equation be the same if I have two points rather than a slope? Examples points (0,4) and (1.3)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry that should be (1,3)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The slope is found using diff in y / diff in x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\frac{4(3)}{1}\] = 7 so the equation becomes y=7x+4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you subtracted the two y points from each other and the two x points from each other, than divide that to find the slope? so in the equation y represents the slope?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry missed the 1 in the denominator

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The y represents the slope and the intercept y=Mx+C where M is the slope and C is where it crosses the y axis

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the equation represent the line

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so in its fullness we get \[y= \frac{(4(3))}{(01)}x + 4\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank u for ur patience with me!
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