# How do you write the equation in point slope form given slope -1/5 ,ordered pair (5, -1)?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 19, 2017

#### Explanation:

The structure for a point-slope equation is

y1 would be the given y value in the ordered pair, which is -1. The same is done for the x1 value, which is 5. The slope is -1/5. By substitution, the resulting equation is