# How do you find an equation of the line having the given slope -3 and containing the point (8,0)?

Jan 8, 2017

you can use 'point slope form' of equation.

#### Explanation:

Given:
Slope=m= 3
point (8,0)

using point slope form, that is , $\frac{y - {y}_{1}}{x - {x}_{1}} = m$ (here 1 is only the footer).

$\frac{y - 0}{x - 8} = 3$
simplifying it ,

$y = 3 x - 24$

hope it helps.