Just a really quick one, suppose I have a line of equation: y=1/2x+5/2

The next part of the question asks for this in the form of ax+by+c=0

How do I convert from y=mx+c to ax+by+c=0?

Thank youuu! :)

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- November 13th 2007, 10:23 AMhymnseekerCoordinate geometry question
Just a really quick one, suppose I have a line of equation: y=1/2x+5/2

The next part of the question asks for this in the form of ax+by+c=0

How do I convert from y=mx+c to ax+by+c=0?

Thank youuu! :) - November 13th 2007, 10:24 AMJhevon
- November 13th 2007, 10:26 AMhymnseeker
Thanks for the reply, so just let y=0?

1/2x+5/2=0

Does this satisfy what the question wants in asking for ax+by+c=0? - November 13th 2007, 10:29 AMJhevon
- November 13th 2007, 10:35 AMhymnseeker
Thank you for your help. Needed to see it visually - and in answer to your question (although I suspect it was rhetorical), yes, I did read what you said first off.

- November 13th 2007, 11:03 AMJhevon