# How do you write an equation in point-slope form for the given (-2, -1), (4, -4)?

##### 1 Answer

Determine the slope from the 2 points then use that together with one of the points to write the point-slope form equation

#### Explanation:

**Step 1: Find the slope of the line through #(-2,-1)# and #(4,-4)#**

Given two points

For the given values this becomes:

**Step 2: Insert the calculated slope and one of the points into the general slope-point form**

The general slope-point form is

Using