# How do you write y = 2/3x - 7  in standard form?

Oct 6, 2015

The equation in standard form is $\frac{2}{3} x - y = 7$.

#### Explanation:

The standard form for a linear equation is $\text{A"_x"B"_y"=C}$, where $\text{A", "B", and "C}$ are numbers, and $x \mathmr{and} y$ are variables.

$y = \frac{2}{3} x - 7$

Subtract $\frac{2}{3} x$ from both sides of the equation.

$- \frac{2}{3} x + y = - 7$

Multiply both sides by $- 1$.

$\frac{2}{3} x - y = 7$

$\text{A} = \frac{2}{3} ,$ $\text{B} = - 1 ,$ $\text{C} = 7$