Posted by **Jay** on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:03pm.

write an equation for the line in point slope form...when it passes through (9,1) and the x intercept is 5 and then slope intercept form...im so confused

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:22pm
You are given two points

(9,1) and (5,0)

Every textbook must have an example for this basic type of question.

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**drwls**, Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:22pm
The line passes through (9,1) and (5,0)

The slope is (1-0)/(9-5) = 1/4

y = (1/4) x + b

1 = 9/4 + b

b = -5/4

y = (1/4)(x - 5)

is the equation of the line.

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**Jay**, Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at 11:35pm
thanks drwls...and wow thanks for nothing reiny ..you sound like a know it all so sorry i didn't know what to do never mind im not..no need to be a jerk bout it....

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