# How do you write y + 1 = x + 2  in standard form?

Jan 2, 2018

$y - x = 1$ is in the form $a x + b y = c$

#### Explanation:

When an equation is in standard form, all of the variable terms will be on one side, and all of the constant terms (numbers) will be on the other side.

$y + 1 = x + 2$

• Subtract 1 from both sides

$\implies y = x + 1$

• Subtract x from both sides

$\implies y - x = 1$

$y - x = 1$ is in the form $a x + b y = c$, where $a$, $b$ and $c$ are constants/integers.