How do you write an equation in standard form for a line passing through (4, -2) and has a slope of -3?

May 9, 2015

Since the formula of a line given a point and the slope is:

$y - {y}_{p} = m \left(x - {x}_{p}\right)$,

$y + 2 = - 3 \left(x - 4\right) \Rightarrow y = - 3 x + 10$.