# How do you find a standard form equation for the line with slope -3 that contains the point (6,8)?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 17, 2017

$3 x + y = 26$

#### Explanation:

According to the slope point form,

$y - {y}_{1} = m \left(x - {x}_{1}\right)$

$y - 8 = - 3 \left(x - 6\right)$

y-8 = -3x+18)

$3 x + y - 8 = 18$

$3 x + y = 26$

Standard form is $a x + b y = c$
where $a , b \mathmr{and} c$ are integers and $a > 0$

General from is $a x + b y + c = 0$