# What is the equation in point slope form for the line passing through (12,-9) with slope m=17?

Oct 20, 2015

The general way of writing the slope form equation is:

$y - {y}_{1} = m \left(x - {x}_{1}\right)$

#### Explanation:

Putting in the values for ${x}_{1}$ and ${y}_{1} \Rightarrow$

$y - \left(- 9\right) = 17 \left[x - \left(12\right)\right]$

$y + 9 = 17 x - 204$

$y = 17 x - 213$