Unformatted text preview: 2. Use any point known to be on the line. 3. Substitute the slope and the ordered pair of the point into the point-slope form, y – y 1 = m ( x – x 1 ). Note: You could begin with the point-slope form for the equation of the line and then solve the equation for y. You will get the slope-intercept form without having to first find the y-intercept. Standard form. 1. Find the equation of the line using either the slope-intercept form or the point-slope form. 2. With appropriate algebra, arrange to get the x-terms and the y-terms on one side of the equation and the constant on the other side of the equation. 3. If necessary, multiply each side of the equation by the least common denominator of all the denominators to have all integer coefficients for the variables....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07