First, determine the slope of the line. The slope can be found by using the formula: #m = (color(red)(y_2) - color(blue)(y_1))/(color(red)(x_2) - color(blue)(x_1))#

Where #m# is the slope and (#color(blue)(x_1, y_1)#) and (#color(red)(x_2, y_2)#) are the two points on the line.

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

#m = (color(red)(-5) - color(blue)(-4))/(color(red)(2) - color(blue)(-6)) = (color(red)(-5) + color(blue)(4))/(color(red)(2) + color(blue)(6)) = -1/8#

The point-slope formula states: #(y - color(red)(y_1)) = color(blue)(m)(x - color(red)(x_1))#

Where #color(blue)(m)# is the slope and #color(red)(((x_1, y_1)))# is a point the line passes through.

Substituting the slope we calculated and the values from the first point in the problem gives:

#(y - color(red)(-4)) = color(blue)(-1/8)(x - color(red)(-6))#

#(y + color(red)(4)) = color(blue)(-1/8)(x + color(red)(6))#

We can also substitute the slope we calculated and the values from the second point in the problem giving:

#(y - color(red)(-5)) = color(blue)(-1/8)(x - color(red)(2))#

#(y + color(red)(5)) = color(blue)(-1/8)(x - color(red)(2))#