Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 3 - Review - Page 197: 120



Work Step by Step

Using $y-y_1=\dfrac{y_1-y_2}{x_1-x_2}(x-x_1)$ or the Two-Point Form, the equation of the line passing through $( -3,8 )$ and $( -2,3 )$ is \begin{array}{l} y-8=\dfrac{8-3}{-3-(-2)}(x-(-3)) \\\\ y-8=\dfrac{5}{-1}(x+3) \\\\ y-8=-5(x+3) \\\\ y-8=-5x-15 \\\\ y=-5x-15+8 \\\\ y=-5x-7 .\end{array}
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