# SOLUTION: write the equation of a line in standard form that has equal non-zero x- and y- intercepts and passes through (6, -8)

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 Question 362834: write the equation of a line in standard form that has equal non-zero x- and y- intercepts and passes through (6, -8)Answer by robertb(4012)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use the intercept form of the equation: . Since the x- and y-intercepts are equal, a = b, so the equation becomes . Substitute the coordinates of the given point into this equation: , , or a = -2. Therefore the equation is .