# How do you find an equation of the straight line passing through the points with coordinates (-1,5) and (4,-2), giving your answer in the form ax+by+c=0?

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Please see the explanation for details regarding how one does the requested process.

#### Explanation:

The definition of the slope, m, of the line between two points,

Using the given points to compute m:

The slope-intercept form of the equation of a line is:

Using the slope and the point

b = 18/5

The slope-intercept form of the line that goes through the two given points is:

But we want the form,

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