How do you write an equation in slope intercept form of the line with slope 1/2 that contains the point (-4, -3)?
We know that this is a straight line, so it will follow the slope intercept equation:
To solve this problem, we need to plug in the x and y values for one point to get b, and then we will know the equation for the line, which is valid for all points.
Let's start by solving for b:
Now we can plug in numbers:
Now that we know m and b, we can plug into our original equation:
The equation is