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Write an equation in point-slope form of the line through point J(4, 1) with slope –4.

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  1. AriPotta
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    do you know what point-slope form is?

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  2. nagdy1
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    yes

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  3. AriPotta
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    so this should be easy. just substitute the numbers in

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  4. nagdy1
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    how

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  5. nagdy1
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    give u hard time

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  6. nagdy1
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    sorry

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    :(

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  8. AriPotta
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    tell me what point-slope form is.

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  9. nagdy1
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    tells a difference between two points on a line.

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  10. AriPotta
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    what?

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    The point-slope form expresses the fact that the difference in the y coordinate between two points on a line (that is, y − y1) is proportional to the difference in the x coordinate (that is, x − x1). The proportionality constant is m (the slope of the line).

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  12. AriPotta
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    it's y - y1 = m(x - x1) idk if that's what you meant...

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  13. AriPotta
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    brb i gotta walk mah dog

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  14. nagdy1
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    at night

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  15. nagdy1
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    im at USA

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  16. AriPotta
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    alright i'm back

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  17. AriPotta
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    so it should be easy. you're just substituting the y in the coordinate for y1, the x in the coordinate for x1, and -4 for m

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    so the answer is y - y1 = m(x - x1)

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  19. AriPotta
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    no, you didn't substitute

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  20. AriPotta
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    our point is (4,1) so x1 is 4 and y1 is 1

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    y - y1 = m(x - x1) y – 1 = (-4)(x – 4) y - 1 = -4(x - 4) y - 1 = -4x + 16 y = -4x + 16 + 1 y = -4x + 17

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    which one is it then?

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  23. nagdy1
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    y = -4x + 17

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    STEp by STEp y - y1 = m(x - x1) y – 1 = (-4)(x – 4) y - 1 = -4(x - 4) y - 1 = -4x + 16 y = -4x + 16 + 1 y = -4x + 17

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    i thought the answer was supposed to be in point-slope form

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  26. nagdy1
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    so how can i write y = -4x + 17 to point-slope form

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  27. AriPotta
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    lol. it was already in point-slope in step 1. y - 1 = -4(x - 4)

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    haha never knew that

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