# SOLUTION: Write an equation of the line passing through the given points (2,-17) and (-5,39)

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 Question 173763: Write an equation of the line passing through the given points (2,-17) and (-5,39)Answer by stanbon(57282)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Write an equation of the line passing through the given points (2,-17) and (-5,39) ------------------------- slope = (39--17)/(-5-2) = 56/-7 = -8 -------------------------- intercept: Form y = mx + b -17 = -8*2 + b -17 = -16 + b b = -1 ------------------------- Equation: y = -8x -1 ================= Cheers, Stan H.