# How do you write #y = 1/2x – 3# in standard form?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

#"the equation of a line in "color(blue)"standard form "# is.

#color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(2/2)color(black)(Ax+By=C)color(white)(2/2)|)))#

#"where A is a positive integer and B, C are integers"#

#"multiply all terms in the equation by 2"#

#rArr2y=x-6#

#"subtract 2y from both sides"#

#cancel(2y)cancel(-2y)=x-2y-6#

#rArrx-2y-6=0#

#"add 6 to both sides"#

#x-2ycancel(-6)cancel(+6)=0+6#

#rArrx-2y=6larrcolor(red)"in standard form"#

#### Explanation:

The standard form for a linear equation is:

where if at all possible:

http://courses.wccnet.edu/~palay/precalc/22mt01.htm

Multiply both sides by

Simplify.