## anonymous 4 years ago What is the slope of a line that passes through the point (−2, 3) and is parallel to a line that passes through (3, 7) and (−2, −8)?

1. anonymous

m= slope = $\frac{y2-y1}{x2-x1}$ $m=\frac{7-(-8)}{3-(-2)} =5$ Parralel lines have the same slope., so the slope of both lines is 5

2. anonymous

If you need to write an equation for the parallel line: $y-y1=m(x-x1)$ $y-3=5(x+2)$ $y=5x+10+3=5x+13$