Point Slope Form to Standard Form

How to convert?

It is a common to ask to have to convert equation of line from point slope form to standard form.

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on Point Slope to Standard Form

Example of Converting from Point Slope to Standard Form

Convert y-3 = 5(x-4) to standard form.

Step 1

Distribute 'm' or the slope to x −x1

step 1
Step 2

Move y1 to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides of the equation and simplify

step 2
Step 3

"Move" the x term to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides

Step 3

Practice Converting Equations

Practice 1

Convert (y-2) = -5(x-1) to standard form.

Step 1

Distribute 'm' or the slope to x −x1

step 1
Step 2

Move y1 to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides of the equation and simplify

step 1
Step 3

"Move" the x term to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides

step 1
Practice 2

Convert (y+2) = -4(x+3) to standard form.

Step 1

Distribute 'm' or the slope to x −x1

step 1
Step 2

Move y1 to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides of the equation and simplify

step 1
Step 3

"Move" the x term to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides

step 1
Practice 3

Convert to standard form.

Step 1

Distribute 'm' or the slope to x −x1

step 1
Step 2

Move y1 to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides of the equation and simplify

step 1
Step 3

"Move" the x term to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides

step 1
Step 4

An optional step, but if you want integer coefficients, then multiply by the least common multiple of the fractions in the equation

step 1
Practice 4

Convert to standard form.

Step 1

Distribute 'm' or the slope to x −x1

step 1
Step 2

Move y1 to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides of the equation and simplify

step 1
Step 3

"Move" the x term to the other side by adding its opposite to both sides

step 1
Step 4

An optional step, but if you want integer coefficients, then multiply by the least common multiple of the fractions in the equation

step 1
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