# How do you write #y-1/4 = -3( x + 1/4 )# in standard form?

##### 1 Answer

Note: I'm assuming that by "standard form", you mean

#### Explanation:

First we begin by distributing the -3 on the right side of the equation:

From here, there are a few ways you can proceed. You can work with the fractions, but I prefer to get rid of them, in this case by multiplying by

Now it's just a little algebra:

This is the official standard form of a linear equation, but most of the time you see them in slope-intercept form,

And there you go.