SOLUTION: I am having trouble with linear equations. given the information of : m=2/3,(2-8) I can get the first part of this and I can put it on the graft y+8=2/3(x-(-2)) I know t

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 Question 595981: I am having trouble with linear equations. given the information of : m=2/3,(2-8) I can get the first part of this and I can put it on the graft y+8=2/3(x-(-2)) I know the answer is y=2/3x-28/3 I do not know how to get to the -20 that you add the -8 to. is ther an easy why to do this please help????? Thank you Betty BauerAnswer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! First off, is incorrect. Your given point has 2, not -2 as an -coordinate. Hence: Now, distribute the slope fraction: Then add -8 to both sides: But 8 is the same thing as , so: Now just add the numerators on the fractions with like denominators and you have it: John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it