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4th Edition

James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337687805

Chapter B, Problem 46E

**(a)**

To determine

**To calculate: **To show that the equation of line can be put in the form

Expert Solution

It is proved thatequation of line can be put in the form

**Given information: **

**Formula Used:**

Slope of the line passing through the points

Equation of line having slope

**Calculation:**

Given that

Thus, points are as follows:

Slope of line passing through above two points is calculated as

Now, equation of line passing through

**Conclusion:**

Hence, proved that equation of line can be put in the form

**(b)**

To determine

**To calculate: **To find the equation of line

Expert Solution

The equation of line is

**Given information: **x-intercept is

**Formula Used:**

If

**Calculation:**

Given x-intercept is

Thus,

Equation of line in two-intercept form is given as

Substituting the values,

**Conclusion:**

Hence, the equation of line is