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Writing Equations in SlopeIntercept Form  Concept
Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong
MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area
Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts
The slopeintercept form is one way to write a linear equation (the equation of a line). The slopeintercept form is written as y = mx+b, where m is the slope and b is the yintercept (the point where the line crosses the yaxis). It's usually easy to graph a line using y=mx+b. Other forms of linear equations are the standard form and the pointslope form.
Equations of lines have lots of different forms. One form you're going to see quite often is called the slope intercept form and it looks like this: y=mx+b, where m stands for the slope number and b stands for the y intercept.
So, when you're doing problems where you're asked to write the equation in slope intercept form, you only need two pieces of information. The first piece of information you need is the slope number and the second piece of information you need is the y intercept. Once you have those two pieces, those two numbers, you just plug them in there and you're on your way.
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Alissa Fong
M.A. in Secondary Mathematics, Stanford University
B.S., Stanford University
Alissa has a quirky sense of humor and a relatable personality that make it easy for students to pay attention and understand the material. She has all the math tips and tricks students are looking for.
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Writing Equations in SlopeIntercept Form
Problem 1 19,832 viewsWrite the equation of the line in slope intercept form that has yintercept (0,3) and slope 4.

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Problem 2 14,260 viewsWrite the slopeintercept form of the equation of the line with slope 2 that contains the point (4,5).

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