# Point Slope Form

Pronunciation: /pɔɪnt sloʊp fɔrm/ Explain
Point slope form of a line is a way to write a
linear equation
using any point on the line and the slope of the line. It takes the form
`y = y`_{1} + m(x - x_{1}), where
`(x`_{1}, y_{1})
is any point on the line, and `m` is the slope of
the line. An advantage of the point slope form is that it can be written
given any point on a line and the slope of the line. To convert a linear equation from
point slope form to slope intercept form,
simplify
the right side of the equation.

### More Information

- McAdams, David E.. Line. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 3/12/2009. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/line.html.

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McAdams, David E. Point Slope Form. 8/7/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/pointslopeform.html.
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