Point Slope Form

Pronunciation: /pɔɪnt sloʊp fɔrm/ ?

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 = y1 + m(x - x1), where (x1, y1) 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.

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  • McAdams, David. Line. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Line.

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Point Slope Form. 2008-09-03. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/pointslopeform.html.

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2008-09-03: Added 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
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