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Homework Help: Rule of correspondence question.

  1. Sep 10, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    find a rule of correspondence for the linear function f whose graph contains the given points.

    (3, -1) and (2, 3)

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    would you try to find the slope first and then after finding that I'm unsure of what to do.

    the answer is f(x)= -4x + 11
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  3. Sep 10, 2011 #2


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    There are several ways of determining the equation of a line. The method you choose depends on what information you have. In this case, you're given two points, so you could find the slope. Now the easiest way to find the equation is to use the point-slope form.

    [tex]y-y_0 = m(x-x_0)[/tex]

    Just choose one of the points to use as (x0, y0) and plug your slope in and simplify. You might want to try it with both points to see that it doesn't make a difference which one you choose.
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