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Shikar23234

  • 3 years ago

Write the equation of a line parallel to the line 2x + 3y = 5 and passes through the point (9, -3). Please help I dont even know where to start.

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  1. Dido525
    • 3 years ago
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    Parallel lines have the same slope as the other line.

  2. Dido525
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    Change your line to slope y-intercept format.

  3. Shikar23234
    • 3 years ago
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    But the line has to pass through the point 9,-3 at the same time. Thats whats confusing me.

  4. Dido525
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    That's okay.

  5. Dido525
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    What is the slope of your line though? Do you recognize that?

  6. Dido525
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    Change your line to y=mx+b format.

  7. ryan123345
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    yes

  8. ryan123345
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    so then it is 3y = -2x + 5

  9. Shikar23234
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    It would be 3y=-2x+5

  10. Dido525
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    @ryan123345 : let him do the work please.

  11. Shikar23234
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    Oh. He already posted.

  12. Dido525
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    Okay now divide by 3.

  13. ryan123345
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    ok

  14. Dido525
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    Because we want the format: y=mx+b

  15. Dido525
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    We have 3y.

  16. Shikar23234
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    Y= - 2/3x+ 3

  17. Dido525
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    Okay but 5/3 is not 3.

  18. Dido525
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    It's just 5/3 .

  19. Shikar23234
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    So just replace the 3 with 5/3

  20. Dido525
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    Yep.

  21. Dido525
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    Now do you see what the slope is?

  22. Shikar23234
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    Ok now i got it. Thank you!

  23. Dido525
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    Okay then. You are welcome :) .

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