Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 9 - Cumulative Review Exercises - Page 1038: 18



Work Step by Step

Step 1. Knowing the two points on the line, we can find the slope as $m=\frac{8-(-4)}{-5-1}=-2$ Step 2. We can write the point-slope form as $y+4=-2(x-1)$ or $y=-2x+2-4=-2x-2$ Step 3. Thus, the slope-intercept form is $y=-2x-2$
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