Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 9781285195698
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-569-8

Chapter 10 - Section 10.5 - Equations of Lines - Exercises - Page 471: 5


We draw a line that goes through the point $(0,-3)$ and the point $(1,-1)$.

Work Step by Step

Using the method in example three, we first put the equation in slope-intercept form. This line already is in that form. We then graph the y-intercept, which in this case is $(0,-3)$. Next, knowing that the slope is equal to rise over run (the slope is 2 in this case), we go up 2 and over 1 to the point $(1,-1)$. We then draw a line through both of the points that we graphed.
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