Equation of a Line Through Points
Match the equations of the straight line graphs to the clues about gradients and points.
This is level 1: find the equation of the line given its gradient and a point it passes through. Type in the letter of the equation that is the answer for each question. You can earn a virtual trophy if you do this activity online.
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Level 1 - Find the equation of the line given its gradient and a point it passes through
Level 2 - Find the equation of the line given two points it passes through
Level 3 - Find the equation of the line given the equation of a parallel line and a point it passes through
Level 4 - Find the equation of the line given the equation of a perpendicular line and a point it passes through
Mixed Questions - A multi-level online exercise about the equation and features of a straight line graph.
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