Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 3 - Section 3.5 - Equations of Lines - Exercise Set: 74

Answer

$y=-\frac{7}{2}x-16$

Work Step by Step

$m=\frac{5-(-2)}{-6-(-4)}=-\frac{7}{2}$ $5=-\frac{7}{2}(-6)+b$ $5=\frac{42}{2}+b$ $\frac{10}{2}-\frac{42}{2}=b$ $b=-\frac{32}{2}$ $b=-16$ $y=-\frac{7}{2}x-16$
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