So, a point is written as (x,y) and the formula is...

y - y_{1 }= m(x - x_{1})

y - 5 = 3(x - 2)

y - 5 = 3x - 6

**y = 3x - 1**

Want to check your answer? ** **

5 = 3(2) - 1

5 = 6 - 1

5 = 5

Boom.

Another way to do it...

y = mx + b

5 = 3(2) + b

5 = 6 + b

b = -1

**y = 3x - 1 **

Nevin H.

Thank you for your help!08/13/20