Posted by **Hannah** on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:16pm.

Find an equation for the line with the given properties.

Containing the points (-5,4) and

(-2,-6)

Please help!

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**Reiny**, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:20pm
find the slope , call it m

write it as

y = mx + b

use one of the points to replace the x and y values, that way you can find b

put that back in, and you are done

let me know what you get

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**Hannah**, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:30pm
I got y=-10/3 x + b

Then I used (-5,4) so 4=-10/3(-5) + b

and I got y=-10/3x - 46/3. I am not sure if I multiplied and added the fractions correctly

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**Reiny**, Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7:36pm
I had b = -38/3

a trick is to use the point that was not used and sub it is, the other point does work for -38/3

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