# How do you write an equation in standard form given a line that passes through (-9,-2) and (7,9)?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2015

The easiest way to solve this requirement is to:

- Step 1: write the equation in point-slope form
- Step 2: convert the point-slope form into standard form

**Step1: point-slope form**

Given the two points

the slope is given as

Using this slope and the point

the point-slope form is

**Step 2: Convert to standard form**

Standard form is (normally) expressed as

Starting with

we can write