# Write an equation of a line in point-slope form that has a slope of -2 and passes through (5, -1).?

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- oldschoolLv 71 month ago
Point slope form: y-y1= m(x-x1)

Substitute in the given values:

y-(-1) = -2*(x-5)

y+1 = -2*(x-5)

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- MichaelLv 71 month ago
Point slope form is

y - y₁ = m(x - x₁)

where m is the slope and (x₁, y₁) is a point on the line

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plug in the givens

y + 1 = -2(x - 5) <–––––––

- jacob sLv 71 month ago
y2-y1=m(x2-x1)

m=-2

y1= -1

x1= 5

y2 +1 =-2 (x2- 5)

y = -2x +10 -1

y= -2x +9 => this is your answer

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