# How do you determine whether (6,-2) is on the line #y=1/2x-5#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 10, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"If the point lies on the line then it will satisfy the "#

#"equation"#

#"substitute x = 6 into the equation and if the result is "#

#"y= - 2 then "(6,-2)" is on the line"#

#x=6toy=(1/2xx6)-5=3-5=-2#

#rArr(6,-2)" is on the line "y=1/2x-5#