## ineedyouubiebs 2 years ago Write an equation in y intercept form of a line that passes through the points (-2,5) and (4,7)

1. melb94

You have to do this first to find the slope$\frac{ y^2-y^1 }{ x^2-x^1}$

2. ineedyouubiebs

The slope is 2/9

3. melb94

How did u get a 9?

4. ineedyouubiebs

Oh wait nevermind, its 2/6 :)

5. ineedyouubiebs

I think I got the answer but I'm not sure. Is it y=2/6x+17/3 ?

6. melb94

ok thats better! :) Next you have to find the equation y=mx+b First plug in the slope for m Then plug in on of the points for x and y Which will make you be able to find b

7. melb94

I did not get the answer you have

8. ineedyouubiebs

I checked it again. Thats what I really got

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10. melb94

Try this$5=-\frac{ 2 }{ 6}(-2)+b$

11. ineedyouubiebs

The slope isnt -2/6 its 2/6

12. melb94

Opps the negative is suppose to be there

13. ineedyouubiebs

The negative IS suppose to be there? in the 2/6 ?

14. melb94

This is what you should use$5=\frac{ 2 }{ 6 }(-2)+b$

15. ineedyouubiebs

Yeah, that's what I did. After, I got 5=2/6(-2)+b and then I added 2/3 to both side and got b=17/3

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17. melb94

b should be$5\frac{ 2 }{ 3 }$ Oh i see what you did, You kept it as a mixed fraction, but yes thats right

18. ineedyouubiebs

ah okay thanks:)

19. melb94