# How do you write the equation of a line in slope intercept, point slope and standard form given Point: (5, -6) Slope: m = 1?

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Feb 18, 2016

A "point" is conventionally written as an (x,y) coordinate. Thus, the x = 5 and the y = -6 in this case. Plug those values and the given slope into the equation for a line:

y = m*x + b

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This will also allow you to solve for the line intercept, 'b' and write the general equation for any x and y.