anonymous
  • anonymous
need help please... Write the point-slope form of the equation passing through (5, -1) with a slope of 6. A. y-1=6(x+5) B. y+5=6(x-1) C. y+1=6(x-5) D. y-5=6(x+1)
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
Start with y - y1 = m(x - x1) which is point slope form and plug in m = 6 (the slope) and (x1, y1) = (5, -1), which is the given point
anonymous
  • anonymous
so would be y-1=6(x-5)?
anonymous
  • anonymous
You have a -1 for your y so you have to subtract a negative number, which is adding a positive number.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
y-(-1)=6(x-5) and then simplify the left side.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so would it be a?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
keep in mind that subtracting a negative is like adding ex: 2-(-3) = 2+3 11-(-7) = 11+7 x-(-z) = x+z
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so it would be y+5 correct?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i mean y+1 ?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
yes y-(-1) turns into y+1
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you for helping me! :)
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
np

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