posted by lucy .
Write an equation in the form y = mx + b for the line that has a slope of 1/2 and contains the point (12, 3).
since the slope is constant then for any point (x,y),
(y-3)/(x-12) = 1/2
y-3 = 1/2 x - 6
y = 1/2 x - 3
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