## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$$x = \frac{y - b}{m}$$ The original equation is the slope-intercept form for a line.
To solve this equation for $x$, we need to isolate $x$. First, we need to subtract $b$ from each side to get: $$y - b = mx$$ Now, you divide each side by $m$: $$x = \frac{y - b}{m}$$ The original equation is the slope-intercept form for a line.