## Ilovemeowmeow 3 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. 3psilon

Use the slope formula with the two last points $\frac{ y_{2 } - y_{1}}{ x_{2}-x_{1} }$

2. 3psilon

That will give you the Slope for the last two points

3. Ilovemeowmeow

Okay let me work it out tell me if its correct..

4. 3psilon

So the slope would be $\frac{ -8-7 }{ -2-3} = -15/-5 ==$

5. 3psilon

Slope = 3

6. 3psilon

And we know that parallel lines have the same slope

7. Ilovemeowmeow

I did it and got 3! thank you!

8. 3psilon

Did you plug in the slope in y = mx + b form? and plug the first coordinates into that and solve for b?