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Convert Slope-Intercept to Standard Form Equations

I recently put up a lengthy post that described how to go about performing point-slope form to standard form equation conversions, for when you are trying to express the equation of your line in a specific manner. However, what about if you don’t have an equation in point-slope form, but rather have it in slope-intercept form instead, and now want to write that in standard form? Thankfully, the principles of the algebraic rearrangement remain the same, so if you understand how to do one conversion, the other should be a similar-tasting piece of cake. I’ll outline the steps you can follow in this post so you can convert slope-intercept to standard form. Continue reading Convert Slope-Intercept to Standard Form Equations

Point-Slope Form to Standard Form Conversions

In this post, I’m going to explain a very frequently requested topic – how to convert your equation of a line from point-slope form to standard form. Sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t difficult at all, provided that you understand the terminology and know what you’re doing. Follow along and hopefully all will become clear! Continue reading Point-Slope Form to Standard Form Conversions

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How to Write an Equation of the Line

Following hot on the heels of last time, where I showed you how to find the slope of a line, this time I’m going to build on that thought by describing a process to write an equation of the line. As I explained, just figuring out the slope of your line isn’t enough to specifically describe you line. You actually need some way of anchoring this line to a fixed point on the graph. You could take your sloped line and slide it all over the graph anywhere that you’d like, and you could still wind up with the exact same slope but a completely different formula for the line. That’s because it’s not rooted to any particular place. Luckily, there are very few things required to accurately and completely describe a straight line, and they aren’t that hard to obtain. Continue reading How to Write an Equation of the Line