# How do you write an equation in standard form for a line passing through (–2, 8) with a slope of 2?

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Standard form for a line is

Start in point slope form:

Now simplify and remove the parentheses (by distributing the

To get slope-intercept form, we would get the

But we've been asked for standard from, so we need to get the

Subtract

We need the

If you don't like the

The most commonly accepted version of "standard form" for a linear equation in two unknowns is:

The equation of a line through