Posted by **marco** on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:30pm.

Find an equation in standard form of the line passing through the points (8, -5) and (-6, 2).

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**Henry **, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:40pm
(8,-5), (-6,2)

m = (2-(-5))/(-6-8) = 7/-14 = -1/2.

Y = mx + b = -5

(-1/2)*8 + b = -5

b = -5 + 4 = -1

Y = (-1/2)x -1

Y = -x/2 - 1

Multiply both sides by 2:

2y = -x - 2

X + 2Y = -2

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