# SOLUTION: Write an equation for the line described. Give your answer in standard form. x-intercept -5, y-intercept 2. Answer is -5x + 2y=10. I am not sure why this problem is equal to 10.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 511361: Write an equation for the line described. Give your answer in standard form. x-intercept -5, y-intercept 2. Answer is -5x + 2y=10. I am not sure why this problem is equal to 10. I know the line standard form is based on Ax+By=C. Thank you for your help.Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x1 y1 x2 y2 -5 0 0 2 slope m = (y2-y1)/(x2-x1) ( 2 - 0 )/( 0 - -5 ) ( 2 / 5 ) m= 2/ 5 Plug value of the slope and point ( -5 , 0 ) in Y = m x + b 0.00 = -2 + b b= 0 - -2 b= 2 So the equation will be Y = 2/5 x + 2 multiply by 5 5y=2x+10 -2x+5y=10 m.ananth@hotmail.ca