Convert the equation (y + 2) = –1/3(x – 4) to the point-slope form. Then fill in the blanks below to describe how to graph the equation. Plot the point _______, move _______ unit(s) down, and _______ unit(s) over to find the next point on the line.

A. (–2, 4), one, three

B. (4, –2), one, three

C. (2, 4), one, three

D.(4, –2), three, one

Answer:A. (–2, 4), one, three

Step-by-step explanation:For a linear equation:

y = a*x + b

the point-slope form is:

(y – y₁) = m*(x – x₁)

Where we know that this line has the slope m, and passes through the point (x₁, y₁)

In this case, the equation:

(y + 2) = –1/3(x – 4)

is already in the point-slope form.

here we have:

y₁ = -2

x₁ = 4

then the point is (-2, 4)

m = -(1/3)

m = -1/3 means that when we move 3 units to the right, we need to move one unit down. (or the inverse, we can move one unit down and 3 to the right)

So, to complete the statement we have:

plot the point (-2, 4), move one unit down, and three units over to find the next point on the line.

The correct option is A.