## Steph_Rawr352 3 years ago Check my answer..? Write an equation of the line passing through the point (-4,2) and is parallel to y= -x+6 I got: y= -x+6; is it correct?

1. P0sitr0n

Parallel line slopes are equal

2. Steph_Rawr352

yeah i know

3. hartnn

u got same equation as given ?

4. Steph_Rawr352

whoa.. i just realized that.. umm here hold on..

5. boredAF

no you would put y = -x +7

6. P0sitr0n

Maybe y=-x-2 ?

7. Steph_Rawr352

i had to use this equation: y-y1=m(x-x1)

8. hartnn

9. hartnn

oh, so u have m, right ? which is ?

10. Steph_Rawr352

m=-1

11. Steph_Rawr352

i think..?

12. hartnn

yes, because lines are parallel

13. hartnn

and (x1,y1) = ?

14. Steph_Rawr352

(-4,2)

15. Steph_Rawr352

so it would be: y-2=-1(x-(-4)) right?

16. hartnn

so now just put the values in y-y1=m(x-x1)

17. hartnn

yes, that is correct

18. hartnn

now simplify

19. Steph_Rawr352

ohk so then i would distribute? y-2=-1x+4 ?

20. hartnn

u missed the brackets...

21. Steph_Rawr352

no cuz i multiplied (x-(-4)) by -1

22. hartnn

so u get -1(x+4) = -x-4

23. hartnn

-(-4) = +4

24. Steph_Rawr352

ohh ohk so the answer would be y=-x+-2 or y=-x-2 ?

25. Steph_Rawr352

oh nvm

26. hartnn

yeah thats correct

27. hartnn

y=-x-2

28. boredAF

just keep the slope the same change the y intercepter

29. Steph_Rawr352

ohk thank you(:

30. hartnn

welcome ^_^