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 Question 66145This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra : How would you find the equation of a line if you were given the slope and the x-intercept? This is a challenge question for our class for discussion. I am not sure how to answer this because I have dealt with the y-intercepts but not the x-intercepts. Could you give me an description on how to find the equation of a line. Thanks. This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra Answer by josmiceli(9680)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! is the slope-intercept form of a straight line The y-intercept occurs when x=0 The x=intercept occurs when y=0 You say that the slope is known and the x-intercept is known m is the slope, so lets say () The x-intercept is at () When y=0, So, the equation of the line becomes Let's try an example m[1] = -1 x[1] = 7 When y=0, x=7 as it should When x =0 y = 7 also