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

Nov 29, 2017

See a solution process below;

#### Explanation:

The standard form of a linear equation is: $\textcolor{red}{A} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{B} y = \textcolor{g r e e n}{C}$

Where, if at all possible, $\textcolor{red}{A}$, $\textcolor{b l u e}{B}$, and $\textcolor{g r e e n}{C}$are integers, and A is non-negative, and, A, B, and C have no common factors other than 1

We can add $\textcolor{red}{3 x}$ to each side of the equation to transform it to standard linear form:

$\textcolor{red}{3 x} + y = \textcolor{red}{3 x} - 3 x$

$\textcolor{red}{3} x + \textcolor{b l u e}{1} y = \textcolor{g r e e n}{0}$