Secondary III â€¢ 1yr.

Hi!

I am not able to find the equation of the line which goes through the following points: (-4.7) and (22.4)

Can you help me?

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Secondary III â€¢ 1yr.

Hi!

I am not able to find the equation of the line which goes through the following points: (-4.7) and (22.4)

Can you help me?

Explanation from Alloprof

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Hello!

First of all, as we know that it is a straight line, we know the equation will take the form

y = ax + b.To find a, the slope of the line, there is a formula:

$$a = \frac {y_2 âˆ’ y_1}{x_2 âˆ’ x_1} $$

By entering the values, you will have:

$$a = \frac {4 âˆ’ 7}{22 - - 4} = \frac {-3} {26} $$

By replacing the a by its value in the formula you get this:

$$ y = âˆ’ \frac{3}{26}x + b $$

Then you replaceÂ xÂ andÂ y by one of the two points that you have and as there is only theÂ b leftÂ as a variable you will be able to find its value by isolating it !

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