find the equation of the line with the slope -6 and passing trhough (-2,-3)

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standard form                         slope intercept form 

ax+by=c                                  y=mx+b

Dec 9th, 2014

Since the slope is given, you can use slope-intercept form to solve the problem

y=mx+b

m=-6

So y=-6x+b

Now input (-2,-3)

-3=-6*(-2)+b

-3=12+b

b=-15

So the equation is y=-6x-15

The standard form of this is 6x+y=-15


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