# How to turn an equation into standard form if it passes through (5, -1), m = 2?

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May 10, 2015

general form: y = mx + b.

In this example: y = 2x + b. Find b.

Line passing at point (5, -1) gives the equation:

-1 = 2(5) + b = 10 + b -> b = -11

Answer: y = 2x - 11.