What is the slope-intercept form of the line passing through # (5, 1)# and # (0, -6) #?
The general slope intercept form of a line is
First, get all the terms of the equation. Let us calculate the slope.
# = 7/5#
Use the equation.
One answer is:
the other is:
The slope-intercept form of a line tells you what you need to find first: the slope.
Find slope using
You can see this is in both answers.
Now choose either point and plug in to the slope-intercept form of a line:
Choosing the first point results in the first answer and choosing the second point yields the second answer. Also note that the second point is technically the y-intercept, so you could write the equation in slope-intercept form (