What is the equation of a line with Slope=-5 Passing through (-4,-2)?

1 Answer
Jun 11, 2015

Answer:

#5x+y = -18#

Explanation:

Using the general slope-point form:
#color(white)("XXXX")##y-b = m(x-a)# with slope #m# through #(a,b)#
we can write (using the given values:
#color(white)("XXXX")##y+2 =(-5)(x+4)#
which is a valid equation for the given values;
however, we typically want to express this in a "prettier" form:
#color(white)("XXXX")##y+2 = -5x -20#

#color(white)("XXXX")##5x+y = -18#