Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 8 - Section 8.1 - Review of Equations of Lines and Writing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines - Exercise Set: 39

Answer

y = -1x + 7

Work Step by Step

To find the slope, use the form (y2-y1) / (x2-x1), we find that slope (m) equals -1 So far, we have y = -1x + b, so to find b, we plug in the x and y values (given as (1,6)), to get b as 7 Therefore, the final formula is y = -1x + 7
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