Shikar23234
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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Dido525
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Parallel lines have the same slope as the other line.

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Change your line to slope yintercept format.

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

Dido525
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That's okay.

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

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Change your line to y=mx+b format.

ryan123345
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yes

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so then it is 3y = 2x + 5

Shikar23234
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It would be 3y=2x+5

Dido525
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@ryan123345 : let him do the work please.

Shikar23234
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Oh. He already posted.

Dido525
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Okay now divide by 3.

ryan123345
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ok

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

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We have 3y.

Shikar23234
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Y=  2/3x+ 3

Dido525
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Okay but 5/3 is not 3.

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It's just 5/3 .

Shikar23234
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So just replace the 3 with 5/3

Dido525
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Yep.

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Now do you see what the slope is?

Shikar23234
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Ok now i got it. Thank you!

Dido525
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Okay then. You are welcome :) .