Write the equation of the line in standard form if it has a slope of -1/4 and has an x-intercept of 8.

Most courses, teachers, and tutors will tell you to:

(1) use the slope-intercept form or an equation of a line since the slope is given (-1/4).

Then, (2) either use the point-slope form using the point (8,0) or just plug in x=8 and y=0 to find b (the y-intercept).

**HOWEVER**, by Algebra 2, you have converted formulas so many times that you should have noticed:

Standard Form: Ax+By=C

Slope: -A/B

x-intercept (place where y=0): C/A

So,

the equation (in Standard Form) is:

** x + 4y = 8**

David W.

10/13/21