Vivian L. answered • 02/23/14

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Hi Jacob;

We need to establish the slope of the line.

Slope is defined as change-of-y divided by change-of-x, also known as rise-over-run...

m=(y-y

_{1})/(x-x_{1})Let's select two points. How about the first and last?...

m=(-1-8)/(0-3)=-9/-3=3

A negative number divided by a negative number has a positive result.

Let's double-check our results. Let's take the first and second coordinate...

m=(2-5)/(1-2)=-3/-1=3

The y-intercept is the value of y when x=0. It is provided as (0,-1).

Slope-intercept formula is...

y=mx+b

m is the slope, b is the y-intercept...

**y=3x-1**