Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_equation(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

General form:-

It says (under the title General Form) "If B is nonzero, then the y-intercept, that is the y-coordinate of the point where the graph crosses the y-axis (where x is zero), is −C/B, and the slope of the line is −A/B."

How is the slope deduced to be -A/B?

Standard form:-

Aren't this form contradictory to the first form?

I mean, both are the same, but here C is positive, and on the left side of the equation, while in the General Form, C is positive, and on the right side of the equation.

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# Linear Equations (General and Standard forms: From Wikipedia)

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