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5.1 Write Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form

5.1 Write Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form

Author: Connor M

In this packet, we will learn how to write linear equations in slope-intercept form, and learn how to solve real life problems referring to this topic.

This packet contains an introduction text section, a PowerPoint presentation explaining the lesson, and another PowerPoint containing some practice problems.

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Breaking Down y=mx+b

Y= this stands for the y coordinate. Ex:(0,5)

X= This stands for the x coordinate. Ex: (4,0)

M= this stands for the slope of the line. Ex: in y=2x+4 the slope is 2

b= this stands for the y-intercept of the line Ex: in 2x+4 the y-intercept would be 4

This is slope-intercept form!

What I call the double point- slope equation:

y2-y1 / x2-x1

This helps find the slope when the problem gives us two points.

How To Write the Equations

This presentation gives a short lesson on how to write linear equations in slope-intercept form.

Practice Problems

Want to test your skills? Try these 3 practice problems.