Here is an example of how to write an equation of a line into standard form.  Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First place the x and y variable terms on the left side of the equation; number term on right
2. Next clear any fractions or decimals coefficients by multiplying by the LCM
3. The final equation should be in Ax + By = C  form where A, B and C are integers

Equations of Lines-standard-form-1

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps
2. be very neat
3. use pencil not pen
4. review your work as your go
5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations