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moongazer

  • 5 years ago

Find the equation of the line through the point (1, -5) and || to the x-axis.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    y+5=0

  2. moongazer
    • 5 years ago
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    how did you do it?

  3. moongazer
    • 5 years ago
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    Please explain.

  4. precal
    • 5 years ago
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    It goes through the value of -5 and since it needs to be parallel that means that the line has to be a horizontal line and the only way to write a horizontal line is y= number in this case it is y=-5 or y+5=0 (same line)

  5. anonymous
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    parallel to x axis means constant value of y. so, y=-5 y+5=0

  6. anonymous
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    its parallel to x axis u can say the equation is y=k putting the value of y k=-5 so,the equation is y=-5

  7. precal
    • 5 years ago
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    Sometimes it is easy to use graph paper and actually see what the point looks like and then draw in the line. Eventually you would have seen that you needed a horizontal line.

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