# How do you write an equation in standard form given point (-5,4) and slope -3?

##### 1 Answer

May 5, 2017

3x + y = -11

#### Explanation:

First you have to find the slope in order to get the standard form. To find slope, with the given information, you have to use the point-slope formula.

The point-slope formula is

Plug in (-5,4) and -3 into the equation where 4 is y1 and -5 is x while -3 is m.

The formula would look like:

(in the equation, 5 is now positive because 2 negatives equal a positive)

Now, solve the formula.

The final product would be

Standard form formula: ax + by = c

To make the slope equation into standard form, first add 3x to both sides, leaving -11 alone on the right side of the equal sign.

The final equation would look like: 3x + y = -11