# How do you write y = 2/3x + 5 in standard form?

Feb 5, 2015

If you mean $a x + b y = c$, here goes:

#### Explanation:

Multiply by 3 to get rid of the fraction:
$3 y = 2 x + 15$

Move the $x$'s to the left. Don't forget the sign change:
$- 2 x + 3 y = 15$

Now reverse all signs to make the $x$ part positive:
$2 x - 3 y = - 15$
graph{2/3x+5 [-12.33, 7.67, -1.76, 8.24]}