How do you write the equation in point slope form given slope = 1/8, passes through (5,9)?

1 Answer
Jun 14, 2018

See a solution process below:


The point-slope form of a linear equation is: #(y - color(blue)(y_1)) = color(red)(m)(x - color(blue)(x_1))#

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

Substituting the values from the problem for the slope and the values of the point gives:

#(y - color(blue)(9)) = color(red)(1/8)(x - color(blue)(5))#