# How do you write the equation in point slope form given point: (8, –8); slope: 3?

May 22, 2018

$y + 8 = 3 \left(x - 8\right)$

#### Explanation:

Point slope form is:

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

$\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$ is your point and $m$ is your slope:

$y - \left(- 8\right) = 3 \left(x - 8\right)$

$y + 8 = 3 \left(x - 8\right)$

That's it!

here is a graph of the line:

graph{y +8 = 3(x-8) [-27.25, 52.75, -35.32, 4.68]}