anonymous
  • anonymous
The x-intercept of a line is –5 and the y-intercept of the line is –2. What is the equation of the line?
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AriPotta
  • AriPotta
so we have 2 points, right? the x-intercept, (-5,0) and the y-intercept, (0,-2)
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
now, what's the slope?
anonymous
  • anonymous
that's where I get lost AriPotta

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AriPotta
  • AriPotta
well, i already posted the slope formula, remember? that's what we did in the other question
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anonymous
  • anonymous
I need a Geometry for dummies book lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
is it 5 2
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
nop.
anonymous
  • anonymous
is it y=5/2 x=2
anonymous
  • anonymous
y=5/2 x-2
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
|dw:1351822845666:dw| so -2/5 is our slope
anonymous
  • anonymous
y=-2/5 x-2 then?
anonymous
  • anonymous
y=-5/2 x-5
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm out of ideas
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
nop.
anonymous
  • anonymous
y=2/5x+2
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
oh wait.
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
y = -2/5x -2 was right. sorry about that :/
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thank You AriPotta
AriPotta
  • AriPotta
no problem :)

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