This lesson introduces you to the concept of finding the equation of a line rather than graphing a line.  Basiclly you will be given information about a line- for example the slope or a few points that are on the line then you will have to find the y = mx + b equation for the line.  Make sure you know the previous lessons well and you can solve equations. As your teacher I want you to take the time to really learn the material so don’t rush the lesson.

Things to focus on in this lesson:

• the information you need to find the equation of a line
• y = mx + b format
• how to check if a point is on a line

#### Finding The Equation Of A Line y=mx + b Method

pop quiz: slope = rise / run ?

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 Wow!  you are learning a ton- nice work.  At this point in the course you should be able to: * work with fractions and real numbers * solve equations * graph lines Ok there are more lessons on how to find the equation of a line let’s check out the point-slope formula   Lesson 7: Finding The Equation Of A Line Point-Slope  Formula Lesson 1: Graphing Lines One Variable  Lesson 2: Graphing Lines Two Variables Lesson 3: Slope Of A Line Lesson 4: Graphing Lines Using Slope Intercept Method Lesson 5: Graphing Lines Using XY Intercept Method Lesson 6: Finding The Equation Of A Line y=mx + b Method Lesson 7: Finding The Equation Of A Line Point-Slope  Formula Lesson 8: Finding The Equation Of A Line Given A Point And Slope Lesson 9: Finding The Equation Of A Line Given Two Points Lesson 10: Find The Best Fitting Line/Scatter Plots Lesson 11: Linear Models/ Word Problems Section Practice Problems Below: