Write an equation in standard form for a line passing through A(–2, 3) and B(3, 4). (1 point)

Given 2 points example.
Find the equation of the line thru the points (2,1) and (3,5)
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This is a 2 step process. [ First find the slope of the line thru the points.
slope, m = diffy/diffx
m = (5-1)/(3-2)
m = 4
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Now use y = mx + b with either point to find b, the y-intercept.
y = mx + b
5 = 4*3 + b
b = -7
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y = mx + b
y = 4x - 7 is the answer.
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Another approach using determinants:
|x y 1|
|2 1 1| = 0
|3 5 1|
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x(1-5) - y(2-3) + 1(10-3) = 0
-4x + y + 7 = 0
y = 4x - 7 ]

Expert answered|arraarceo|Points 30|

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