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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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  1. jim_thompson5910
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    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

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  2. jackyluvv
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    so would be y-1=6(x-5)?

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  3. tcarroll010
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    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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  4. tcarroll010
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    y-(-1)=6(x-5) and then simplify the left side.

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  5. jackyluvv
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    so would it be a?

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  6. jim_thompson5910
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    keep in mind that subtracting a negative is like adding ex: 2-(-3) = 2+3 11-(-7) = 11+7 x-(-z) = x+z

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  7. jackyluvv
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    ok so it would be y+5 correct?

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  8. jackyluvv
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    i mean y+1 ?

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  9. jim_thompson5910
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    yes y-(-1) turns into y+1

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  10. jackyluvv
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    thank you for helping me! :)

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  11. jim_thompson5910
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    np

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