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1) Find the equation of the line with a slope of 7 and a y intercept of -1(in slope...

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getoo2 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM via web

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1) Find the equation of the line with a slope of 7 and a y intercept of -1(in slope intercept form) compared with 2) the equation of the line that passes through (1,5) and has a slope of 3(in point slope form)


Also find the slope of a line containing points (-2,8) and 3,5).
All help is very appreciated, if you could show/tell me how you get the results please and thank you.


Is #1 y=7x-1 & #2 y-5=3(x-1)

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durbanville | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 8, 2013 at 8:34 PM (Answer #1)

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The standard form of the equation `y=mx+c` is the result we seek.

When using the point-slope form you need the formula

`y - y_(1) = m(x - x_(1))` .

The `x_(1) and y_(1)` represent the points at 1) (0;-1) and at 2) (1;5) Note that the y-intercept is what tells us that the x value is zero at 1). `m` represents the slope. Plug in these values to the equation:

1)  `y-(-1) = 7(x-0)`

`therefore y+1= 7x`

`therefore y = 7x - 1` so yes your answer is correct.

Simarly for 2)`y-(5) = 3(x-1)`

`therefore y-5=3x-3`

`therefore y=3x -3 +5`

`therefore y=3x+2` so yes your answer for 2) is correct just not completed.

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Ans: y = 7x - 1 compared to y=3x+2

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oldnick | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted May 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM (Answer #2)

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`1) y=mx+q`      so m=7

Subduing it at the passage for the point: `P(0;-1)` :

`-1= 0 xx x +q`   `rArr q=-1`

so:  `y=7x-1`

`2)`   `y=mx+q`     m=3   `Q(1;5)`

        `5=3xx 1+q`    `rArr q=2`



Red line : `y=7x-1` 

Blue line: `y=3x+2`

`3)`   We have to use:


So that:



So that we've found the slope:   `y=-3/5 x+q`

Subduing the  passage in `(-2;8)`

`8=-3/5 xx(-2)+q`     `q=34/5`


Note, if we subdue it at passage in  `(3;5)` :

 `5= -3/5 xx3+q`   `q=34/5`

The value of  q doesn't depend by the point the straight line pass. as we are awaitng.

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