In the Standard Form of a line, the coefficient of x should be a positive integer, so we should multiply the equation by -1 to get 6x - 4y = -42.
In this lesson, you will learn how to put a linear equation into standard form and find the x and y intercepts. Standard form is ax plus dy equals c, and to put an equation in standard form, you need to manipulate it algebraically. The x intercept is where the y value is zero, and the y intercept is where the x value is zero. By plugging in either zero for x or y, you can solve for the intercepts. This lesson provides a clear demonstration of how to utilize standard form and intercepts to solve linear equations.
How to put a linear equation into standard form and then find the x and y intercepts
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