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    Standard form/Slope-intercept form

    Can someone explain to me how to convert standard form to slope-intercept form and vice-versa? Thanks.

    One of my problems is: "Convert 3x+4y=12 to slope-intercept form".
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlareHazard View Post
    Can someone explain to me how to convert standard form to slope-intercept form and vice-versa? Thanks.

    One of my problems is: "Convert 3x+4y=12 to slope-intercept form".
    Standard form of a line equation is:

    Ax + By = C ,

    For your problem:

    3x + 4y = 12 is in standard form.

    To put it into slope-intercept form, y= mx +b, just solve the equation for y.
    y = mx + b, where m is your slope and b is your y intercept.

    To go from slope-intercept to standard form, you just need to get x & y on the same side. Do this by subtracting your mx term.
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