# How do you solve #y-y_1=m(x-x_1)# for m?

##### 1 Answer

This equation is the point slope form for a straight line.

The point slope equation is used to determine the equation for a straight line, given the slope

Plug in given values.

Distribute the 5.

Add 2 to both sides of the equation.

In order to find the slope of a line, using two points on the line, you use the equation

To find the equation of this line using the equation

Plug in the slope and the x and y values for one of the two points. I will use the point

I get the same answer if I use the other point,

So the equation of this line is