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Standard Form – How to Rewrite a Linear Equation


In this video for Algebra 1 students, you will learn about the Standard Form of a linear equation.  The standard form of a linear equation is written in the following format:  y = mx + b  Where “m” is the slope and “b” is the y-intercept.  This equation can be rewritten in slope-intercept form by setting “y” to zero and solving for “x.” First,  A, B, and C must be integer values and A must be positive.  Especially, when solving for the slope, it may be simpler to rewrite it in point-slope form. In this case, the equation should be written as follows:  y – y1 = m(x – x1)

This video shows you how to rewrite an equation from the slope-intercept form into Standard Form.  Also, learn how to rewrite an equation from the point-slope form in standard form.  Learn how to write an equation in standard form given two points.  Lastly, review how to find the slope and write an equation in slope-intercept form and point-slope form.  Student practice is embedded in the lesson with modeled exemplar solutions.