Line #1 is simply: .
Some textbooks insist that standard form is: .
Be sure to see what your text says.
Recall how to write an equation of a line in standard form given 2 points
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- no fractions
- no decimals
- x is positive
1) (1/2,-2); (1/2,5)
2) (3,-6); (10,-6)
i planned to use m=y2-y1/x2-x1, then y=mx+b, and then put it into Ax+By=C. but after using m=y2-y1/x2-x1, i kept getting a fraction: 7/0 for #1 and 0/7 for #2. i can't remember which one is indefinite, but i'm stuck on the first step because the teacher said no fractions... thanks in advance
Here is 47 years of teaching experience speaking.
If you or the institution offering an online course in mathematics thinks that such a course will teach you the equivalent of an on campus course, then I have a big bridge in NY to sell you both for $1.
Any online course in mathematics is a joke!
It cannot be done. You can pay your money. You can even get a passing grade. But you will not understand the material that is in 70% of the cases a prerequisite to the rest of your life. WHY TAKE THE CHANCE
Well, this might make you laugh. It's not an online course! The institution just opened a few weeks ago and haven't received text books yet. Why? I don't know, but all I know is that this teacher makes no sense to me whatsoever because of her extreme methods that are "outside of the box." Although these problems are due tomorrow... I think it'd be a risk I'd have to take (F).
Oh well.