# How do you write an equation of a line with point (-4, -2), slope -3/5?

Mar 20, 2017

$y = - \frac{3}{5} x - 4 \frac{4}{5}$

This is in slope intercept form.

#### Explanation:

Use the formula specially for this scenario:

$y - {y}_{1} = m \left(x - {x}_{1}\right)$

y -(-2) = -3/5(x - (-4)

$y + 2 = - \frac{3}{5} x - \frac{12}{5}$

$y = - \frac{3}{5} x - 2 \frac{2}{5} - 2$

$y = - \frac{3}{5} x - 4 \frac{4}{5}$

This is in slope intercept form.