# Express slope-intercept form in general form

• Oct 26th 2012, 05:52 PM
ford2008
Express slope-intercept form in general form
Hey guys,

the task: Express y=5/3x+2 in general form.

5x -3y +6 = 0

Is that correct?
• Oct 26th 2012, 06:00 PM
chiro
Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form
Hey ford2008.

Is general form in ax + by + cz + dw + ... + = 0 or n . (r - r0) = 0? (n is normal vector, r is any point on line/plane and r0 is a specific point on line/plane)?
• Oct 26th 2012, 06:19 PM
ford2008
Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form
Hey chiro,

general form is Ax + By + C = 0 (where A, B and C are integers)
• Oct 26th 2012, 06:52 PM
MarkFL
Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form
It you are to express it in that form, then you should write:

5x + (-3)y + 6 = 0
• Oct 26th 2012, 09:17 PM
chiro
Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form
I think you're being just a little anal Mark.
• Oct 26th 2012, 09:23 PM
MarkFL
Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form
(Rofl) Perhaps, but after all, the OP wasn't asked to use the form \$\displaystyle Ax-By+C=0\$ (Smirk)