Andrew A.

asked • 3d# What is the slope of the line that passes through the point(-6,-5) and has a slope of -1/2

## 1 Expert Answer

Hello, Andrew,

I wonder if you've asked the question properly. You state that the slope of the line is -1/2. That was the question you asked.

If you meant to ask "What is the equation for a line . . .", then read on. . . . .

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The form of an equation of a straight line is often stated as y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y intercept (the value of y when x is equal to 0).

Given the slope of -1/2, we can write:

y = -(1/2)x + b

To find b, use the point that is provided (-6,-5) and substitute t6he x and y and solve for b.

-5 = -(1/2)*(-6) + b

-5 = 3 + b

b = -8

The equation becomes y = -(1/2)x - 8

Bob

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