Use the intercept form to find the equation of the line with the given intercepts. the intercept form of the equation of a line with intercepts (a, 0) and (0,

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  • Assuming that the "given intercepts" are (a,0) and (0,b), the equation of the line thru these 2 pts. is easily found thru use of the point-slope formula:

    m = -------- = -b/a

    Then y-0 = (-b/a)(x-a), or y = (-b/a)(x-a) (answer)