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anonymous
 5 years ago
Write an equation of a line containing the given point and the parallel to the given line. express your answer in the form y==mx+b. (6,9); x+5y=8
anonymous
 5 years ago
Write an equation of a line containing the given point and the parallel to the given line. express your answer in the form y==mx+b. (6,9); x+5y=8

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When two lines are parallel it means they have the same slope. What is the slope of x+5y=8?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try to get y on side.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[y = x\frac{1}{5} + \frac{8}{5}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the slope of this line and our line is 1/5

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we already know the m=1/5

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We can find the b,"usually known as the y intercept" by pluging in (6,9) into y = (1/5)x + b. =]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.01/5x+?/5 I can figure out how to sole for the ?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Forget about the first line. It already gave us what we wanted: The slope. Our line is running parallel to it so its slope is the same. If you can imagine two lines apart running in the same direction and will never cross. So OUR line is like this: y = (1/5)x + b We must find b. We can do that because we know a point on it. We put in x=6 and y=9. Then get b on one side.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i got 5.8. is that right

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Show me your work. does (1/5) * 6 = (6/5) = 5.8?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0b = 51/5 or 10.2. You probably got the same thing.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just remember TWO parallel lines have the same slope, the same m. Good luck! =]
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