# Converting Linear Equations in Standard Form to Two Points Form

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

Where and are constants and either or .

Putting in the above standard equation of a line, we have

This shows that the line is passing through the point .

Now, similarly, by putting in the same equation of a straight line, we have

This shows that the line is passing through the point .

Now the equation of a straight line passing through two points and is

This is the equation of a line in two-point form transformed from its general form or standard form. It is noted that the transformation of the equation of a line from its general or standard form to a point slope form and a two points form is the same.