# SOLUTION: find an equation of the line containing the given pair of points. (-5,-4) and (-1,-6). The equation of the line in slope intercept form is y=?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 410607: find an equation of the line containing the given pair of points. (-5,-4) and (-1,-6). The equation of the line in slope intercept form is y=?Answer by ewatrrr(11146)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi Using the point-slope formula, (-5,-4) and (-1,-6) m = 2/-4 = -1/2 y = (-1/2)x + b |using ordered pair Pt(-5,-4) to solve for b -4 = (-1/2)*5 + b -8/2 + 5/2 = b -3/2 = b y = y = (-1/2)x -3/2 | The equation of the line in slope-intercept form y-intercept Pt(0,-3/2) m = -1/2: as y increases/decreases by 1, x increases/decreases by 2 in opposite direction Pt(-2,-1/2) and Pt(2,-5/2) on the Line ```