How do you write the point slope form of the equation given (-5,-1) and (0,-5)?
Note that the slope between the points
The general slope-point form for a line with slope
We can use either of the given points for our
If, for example, we use
then our slope-point form becomes
You first need to determine the slope from the given points. The formula for determining slope is:
Plug the known values into the formula. I'm going to use
Plug in the known values.
You can solve for
Expand the right-hand side.