# How do you write an equation of a line with Slope = –5, passing through (–4, –2)?

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May 24, 2015

There are a couple of standard forms of equation of a line:

(1) Point slope form:

So we can write the equation of our line as:

that is:

(2) Slope intercept form:

Subtracting

In our case, substituting our example point

So we can write the equation of our line as:

that is: