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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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  1. AriPotta
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    so we have 2 points, right? the x-intercept, (-5,0) and the y-intercept, (0,-2)

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  2. AriPotta
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    now, what's the slope?

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  3. sharon_penn
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    that's where I get lost AriPotta

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  4. AriPotta
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    well, i already posted the slope formula, remember? that's what we did in the other question

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    I need a Geometry for dummies book lol

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  6. sharon_penn
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    is it 5 2

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  7. AriPotta
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    nop.

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  8. sharon_penn
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    is it y=5/2 x=2

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  9. sharon_penn
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    y=5/2 x-2

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  10. AriPotta
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    |dw:1351822845666:dw| so -2/5 is our slope

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  11. sharon_penn
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    y=-2/5 x-2 then?

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  12. sharon_penn
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    y=-5/2 x-5

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  13. sharon_penn
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    I'm out of ideas

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  14. AriPotta
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    nop.

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  15. sharon_penn
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    y=2/5x+2

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  16. AriPotta
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    oh wait.

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  17. AriPotta
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    y = -2/5x -2 was right. sorry about that :/

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  18. sharon_penn
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    Thank You AriPotta

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  19. AriPotta
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    no problem :)

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