Posted by Pam on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:13pm.
What's the equation of the line containing the given pair of points.
(1,4) and (3,5)

Math  Reiny, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:01am
Easiest way:
slope = 1/2
so the equation must be
x  2y = c
but (1,4) lies on it, so
1  8 = c = 7
x  2y = 7
or:
slope = 1/2
so the equation is
y = (1/2)x + b
but (1,4) lies on it, so
4 = (1/2)(1) + b
4  1/2 = b
b = 7/2
y = (1/2)x + 7/2 , which is the same as my first equation.