Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
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Chapter 10 - Section 10.5 - Equations of Lines - Exercises - Page 471: 6

Answer

We draw a line that goes through the point $(0,5)$ and the point $(1,3)$.

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 $(0,5)$. Next, knowing that the slope is equal to rise over run (the slope is -2 in this case), we go down 2 and over 1 to the point $(1,3)$. We then draw a line through both of the points that we graphed. We draw a line that goes through the point $(0,-3)$ and the point $(1,-1)$.
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