# What is the equation of a line with #m=-5# and goes through #(8,-2)#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

The general equation of a line is

where:

[Given]

passes through

Since we know the slope, we know that our equation will follow the form:

Since we know that the line passes through the point

[Solution]

So the final equation is: