# How do you write an equation of a line given slope -3 and passes through (5,2)?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2017

#### Explanation:

The general formula for a line is

Using the numbers you have been given in the question, you can put these numbers into the general formula to calculate

The gradient is -3

From the coordinates given, the

#2=-15+c#

#c=17#

Now you have worked out the value of

#y=-3x+17#