# How do you write the equation of the line that passes through point (0, 7) with a slope of –5?

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Mar 5, 2018

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#### Explanation:

The point $\left(0 , 7\right)$ is the same as the $y$-intercept of $7$

We can use the slope-intercept formula to write the equation of the line. The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is: $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}$

Where $\textcolor{red}{m}$ is the slope and $\textcolor{b l u e}{b}$ is the y-intercept value.

Substituting the values from the problem gives:

$y = \textcolor{red}{- 5} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{7}$