Standard Form of a Line

Standard Form of a Line
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Part of video series Forms of Equations
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In the Standard Form of a line, the coefficient of x should be a positive integer, so we should multiply the equation by -1 to get 6x - 4y = -42.
How to put a linear equation into standard form and then find the x and y intercepts
• How do you put a linear equation in standard form?
• How do you easily find the x-intercept and y-intercept of a line in standard form?
• How do you write 4y = 6x + 42 in standard form?
• What is standard form of a line?
• What is the x-intercept and y-intercept of 4y - 6x = 42?
This lesson shows how to change a linear equation into standard form. Then, using the standard form of the line, it is easy to find the x-intercept and y-intercept of the line by plugging 0 into y and 0 into x respectively. Each step in solving is shown. The final x-intercept is (-7, 0) and the y-intercept is (0, 10.5).
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on February 05, 2012.