# Converting Linear Equations in Standard Form to Slope Point Form

The general equation or standard equation of a straight line is:

Where and are constants and either or .

Convert the standard equation of line into the slope point form

If the standard form of the line passes through the point , then this point must satisfy the standard equation, i.e.

Comparing the equation with the slope intercept form, the slope is . The slope point form of the line is .

Now we put the values of and in the slope point form .

This is the equation of a line in point-slope form transferred from its general form.