# How does slope intercept form differ from standard form?

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Apr 3, 2015

**Slope intercept form:**

where

so this form shows you the gradient and the intercept of a line only.

Whereas, the **standard from**:

where *just* constants.

This form doesn't show you gradient nor intercept,

on the other hand its useful when applying some formulae such as,

the perpendicular distance between a point and a line:

Distance =