# What is the equation of the line passing through (-8,12)  with slope m= -9/7?

Jun 2, 2018

$\left(y - 12\right) = - \frac{9}{7} \left(x + 8\right)$

#### Explanation:

Use the $\textcolor{red}{\text{slope point formula}}$ which requires the slope and one point on the line:

$m = s l o p e$

$\text{point} = \left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right)$

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

$\left(y - 12\right) = - \frac{9}{7} \left(x - \left(- 8\right)\right)$

$\left(y - 12\right) = - \frac{9}{7} \left(x + 8\right)$