The line in plan

The line's equation determined by two points

Two distinct points A(x1, y1) and B(x2, y2) determine a line  d, whose equation is:

The equation can be written as a determinant as follows:

 If y2 = y1 and x2 ≠ x1 we have (d): y = y1

 If y2 ≠ y1 and x2 = x1 we have (d): x = x 

The line's equation can be written like this:

Line's equation, the right in plan, geometry, and if we write   lines equation, analityc geometry, where m is called slope of line we obtain this form

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We can also determine the line's equation by cuts (i.e. where the line meets the Axis, in the points A(a, 0) and B(0, b)).

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