# How do you write the equation y = 3x+17 in standard form?

Nov 15, 2016

$3 x - y = - 17$

#### Explanation:

Standard form in this context means that the variables are on one side and any number terms are on the other side.

$y = 3 x + 17$

$3 x - y = - 17 \text{ } \leftarrow$ standard form $\text{ } a x + b y = c$

(It will always be possible to give $x$ as a positive)

$y = 3 x + 17 \text{ } \leftarrow$slope-intercept form, $\text{ } y = m x + c$

$3 x - y + 17 = 0 \text{ } \leftarrow$ general form $\text{ } a x + b y + c = 0$