# How do you determine whether #(3,-1)# is on the line #y=1/3x+5?#

##### 1 Answer

May 27, 2017

#### Answer:

The given point does not make the equation true, therefore it does NOT lie on the line.

#### Explanation:

The co-ordinates you are given

Remember that the line is represented by an EQUATION, which means that the left side and the right side must be equal.

If the given point IS on the line, then the

If the given point IS NOT on the line, then the

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