anonymous
  • anonymous
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)?
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3psilon
  • 3psilon
Use the slope formula with the two last points \[\frac{ y_{2 } - y_{1}}{ x_{2}-x_{1} }\]
3psilon
  • 3psilon
That will give you the Slope for the last two points
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay let me work it out tell me if its correct..

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3psilon
  • 3psilon
So the slope would be \[\frac{ -8-7 }{ -2-3} = -15/-5 == \]
3psilon
  • 3psilon
Slope = 3
3psilon
  • 3psilon
And we know that parallel lines have the same slope
anonymous
  • anonymous
I did it and got 3! thank you!
3psilon
  • 3psilon
Did you plug in the slope in y = mx + b form? and plug the first coordinates into that and solve for b?

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