# How do you write the point slope form of the equation given (-5,-1) and (0,-5)?

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#### Explanation:

Note that the slope between the points

The general *slope-point form* for a line with slope

We can use either of the given points for our

If, for example, we use

then our *slope-point form* becomes

[using

The point-slope form is

#### Explanation:

**Slope**

You first need to determine the slope from the given points. The formula for determining slope is:

where:

Plug the known values into the formula. I'm going to use

Simplify.

Solve.

**Point-slope form**

where:

Plug in the known values.

You can solve for **slope-intercept** form:

where:

Expand the right-hand side.

Subtract

Simplify.