# SOLUTION: Write the equation of the line that passes through (5,8) and (3,2) thank you

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 Question 197569: Write the equation of the line that passes through (5,8) and (3,2) thank youAnswer by jim_thompson5910(28699)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! First let's find the slope of the line through the points and Note: is the first point and is the second point . Start with the slope formula. Plug in , , , and Subtract from to get Subtract from to get Reduce So the slope of the line that goes through the points and is Now let's use the point slope formula: Start with the point slope formula Plug in , , and Distribute Multiply Add 8 to both sides. Combine like terms. Simplify So the equation that goes through the points and is Notice how the graph of goes through the points and . So this visually verifies our answer. Graph of through the points and