# How do you write the equation of the line through the given points in standard form: (0,7) (-5,12)?

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Apr 3, 2015

For a straight line the slope between any two points on the line is the same no matter which two point you choose.

If

Consider a general (variable) point on the desired line:

Simplifying we have

or

Depending upon your definition of "standard form" this might be expressed as