You are given the slope and a point, so you need to put this in point slope form and solve for y.
y - y1 = m ( x - x1)
y - ( -5) = -1/2 (x - (-1/2))
y + 5 = -1/2x - 1/4
y = -1/2x - 21/4
Hi, I'm having trouble figuring out these equations. I can find the answer when the numbers are whole numbers, but when they're fractions and decimals, I always get them wrong.
"Write an equation of the line that passes through the given points."
a) (-1/2, -5); m = -1/2
b) (-2, 1); m = 1.5
c) (1.5, 2) and (-1.5, -7)
I appreciate any help given!