I need to work out the equation, something like Y=3X, for the line that goes through these two points on a graph: (1,4) and (2,3)
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"Something like Y= 3X" would pass through (0,0). It would be better to use the more general y= mx+ b which works for every non-vertical line. Since the line passes through (1, 4), x= 1, y= 4 satisfy the equation: 4= m(1)+ b or m+ b= 4. Since the line passes through (2, 3), x= 2, y= 3 satisfy the equation: 3= m(2)+ b or 2m+ b= 3. You can solve those two equations for m and b and so get the equation.