How to Write a Linear Equation


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What is the equation of a line with slope of 2 and a y-intercept of -6?

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1. What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to y = 3x + 1?

2. Which linear equation has the solutions (2, 4) and (-2, 6)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo focus on writing linear equations. You'll be asked to find a linear equation given two points, determine parallel equations, and solve perpendicular equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you'll be tested on:

  • Finding the equation of a line given slope and y-intercept
  • Determining the slope of a line
  • Figuring out what equation is perpendicular to another

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve linear equation problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding slope and y-intercept

Additional Learning

If you need to learn more about this topic, be sure to visit the lesson called How to Write a Linear Equation. You'll study objectives, like:

  • Define key terms like parallel and perpendicular
  • Demonstrate how to use the slope equation in practice
  • Determine the relationship between parallel lines and slope