Posted by Corine on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:45pm.
Find the equation of the ine that contains the point (5,  1) and has slope 1/5.
please help!

Algebra 1  jim, Monday, October 26, 2009 at 7:26pm
We know that
y = mx + c
where m is the slope, so the equation we're looking for has to be
y = (1/5)x + c
(or y = x/5 + c, which is easier to write n this board!)
Now all we have to do is find c.
We know that (5, 1) must satisfy the equation, do to find c:
y = x/5 + c
1 = 5/5 + c
and I'll leave you to finish it from there.