# Find the equation of the straight line which passes through (1, -2) and cuts off equal intercepts on the axes.

Given:

A line passing through (1, -2)

Assuming:

The equation of the line cutting equal intercepts at coordinates of length ‘ a ‘ is

Explanation:

Formula used:

x + y =a

The line x + y =a passes through (1, -2 ) So the point satisfy the equation

1 -2 =a

a = -1

Hence the equation of the line is x+ y = -1

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