# How do you write linear equations in point slope form?

Feb 1, 2015

To find the equation of a line having a point $P \left({x}_{p} , {y}_{p}\right)$ and with the slope $m$, this formula can be used:

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

E.G.:

Find the line that passes from P(2,-3) with the slope of 4:

$y + 3 = 4 \left(x - 2\right) \Rightarrow y = 4 x - 11$.

graph{4x-11 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}.