Math - algebraish
posted by gorden .
hey how do we convert y=mx+b to standard form?
the standard form of the equation of a straight line is usually considered to take this form
Ax + By = C, where A,B, and C are integers and A is positive.
So if your equation is in the slope-yintercept form
step 1: eliminate any fractions
step 2. "move" the x and y terms to the left, the constants to the right.
step 3: make sure the x term is positive
y = 4/5 x -3/4
mutiply all terms by 20
20y = 16x - 15
-16x + 20 y = -15
each term times -1
16x - 20y = 15