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Finding the Equation of a Line Given a Slope and a Point and Writing Equations from Word Problems

The line with the slope -6 that goes through (-1,-7)

The line with the slope -8 that goes through (-1,-5)

A developer prices condominiums in Florida at 20,000 plus $40 per square foot of living area. Express the cost C as a function of the number of square feet of living area s.

The threshold weight for an individual is the weight beyond which the risk of death increases significantly. For middle-aged males the function W(h)=0.000534h(to the third) express the threshold weight in pounds as a function of the height h in inches. Find W(70). Find the threshold weight for a 6'2" middle-aged male.
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The line with the slope -6 that goes through (-1,-7)
P.S: In these types of questions our formula is y-y1 = m(x-x1) where m is the slope, x1= -1 and y1= -7 are the coordinates of that point. The formula you used y-y1 = (x-x1) is not correct; this is why you didn't get the correct results. Briefly:

y-y1 = m (x-x1)
y-(-7) = (-6) ...

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The Equation of Lines are found Given Slopes and Points. Writing Equations from Word Problems is investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented.

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