Write the standard form of the line that contains a slope of 3/8 and passes through the point (5, 4). include your work
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Write the standard form of the line that contains a slope of 3/8 and passes through the point (5, 4). include your work
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1. User Answers texaschic101
y = mx + b
slope(m) = 3/8
(5,4)...x = 5 and y = 4
now we sub and find b, the y int
4 = 3/8(5) + b
4 = 15/8 + b
4 + 15/8 = b
32/8 + 15/8 = b
17/8 = b
y = 3/8x  17/8.....add 3/8x to both sides
3/8x + y = 17/8...multiply everything by 8
3x + 8y =  17 <=== standard form