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find an equation of a line passing through the point (-5,1) with a slope m-3

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Alex S. | UConn Chemical Engineering Student Tutoring Math and ChemistryUConn Chemical Engineering Student Tutor...
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Using the slope intercept formula y = mx +b, you are given the slope m, and have an (x,y) coordinate. Therefore, you can solve for the y-intercept b. 
In your equation, y and x will remain as variables, but slope m and y-intercept b are constants.