Writing an Equation for a line

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In this lesson, you'll learn how to write an equation for a line given its slope and y-intercept. The standard form of a linear equation is y equals mx plus b, where the slope is always in front of the x and the y-intercept is a constant. To graph the equation, plot the y-intercept and use the slope to create a slope triangle. By simply plugging the slope and y-intercept into the equation, you can easily write the equation for any given line.

Lesson Description:

Write an equation given the slope and y intercept

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I write the equation of a line when I know the slope and the y intercept?
  • How do I graph an equation in y=mx+b form?
  • What is the equation of a line with a slope of -6 and a y intercept of -2?
  • How do I graph a line with a slope of -6 and a y intercept of -2?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson teaches how to write the equation of a line in y =mx+b form when you know the slope and the y intercept. Then it shows you how to graph the line.