# What is the equation of the line that passes through the point (-8, -1) and has a slope of 3/4?

Sep 28, 2016

$y = \frac{3}{4} x + 5$

#### Explanation:

start off by writing
$y + 1 = \frac{3}{4} \left(x + 8\right)$

distribute
$y + 1 = \frac{3}{4} x + 6$

subtract $1$ from both sides
$y = \frac{3}{4} x + 5$

WORK:
$y + 1 = \frac{3}{4} \left(x + 8\right)$

$y + 1 = \frac{3}{4} x + 6$

$y = \frac{3}{4} x + 5$