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    Express slope-intercept form in general form

    Hey guys,

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

    My answer:

    5x -3y +6 = 0

    Is that correct?
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    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)?
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    Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form

    Hey chiro,

    general form is Ax + By + C = 0 (where A, B and C are integers)
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    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
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    Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form

    I think you're being just a little anal Mark.
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    Re: Express slope-intercept form in general form

    Perhaps, but after all, the OP wasn't asked to use the form Ax-By+C=0
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