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nicole10

  • 4 years ago

i know this problem was done but im still confused. Find the equation of a line passing through (-2,3) (-1/2,6)

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  1. nicole10
    • 4 years ago
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    i understand first you find slope... then what? please help!!

  2. xNiker
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    Do you the y = mx + b formula?

  3. nicole10
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    yes

  4. xNiker
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    Yeah, so when you find the slope, you can put that in for m. Since you already know two points, you can pick one of them, for example -2,3 into the equation. So you get 3 = -2x (what you got for m) + b then you just solve for b

  5. xNiker
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    x is multiplication*

  6. nicole10
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    so y=2x+7 would be the final answer?

  7. phi
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    yes

  8. nicole10
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    thank you!

  9. phi
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    It looks like you understand it, but if you want more insight, try http://www.khanacademy.org/video/equation-of-a-line-1?topic=developmental-math-2 and a few of the other videos he does with finding the equation of a line

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