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Since the point slope form has y alone on the left side of the equation I would move the constant term 8 to the right side by adding 8 to each side of the equation.
so
and hence
All that remains is to make the coefficient of 1 rather than 6. This is accomplished by multiplying both sides of the equation by 1/3. Thus
so
which is
I hope this helps,  


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