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## Shikar23234 2 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

Parallel lines have the same slope as the other line.

2. Dido525

Change your line to slope y-intercept format.

3. Shikar23234

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

4. Dido525

That's okay.

5. Dido525

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

6. Dido525

Change your line to y=mx+b format.

7. ryan123345

yes

8. ryan123345

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

9. Shikar23234

It would be 3y=-2x+5

10. Dido525

@ryan123345 : let him do the work please.

11. Shikar23234

Oh. He already posted.

12. Dido525

Okay now divide by 3.

13. ryan123345

ok

14. Dido525

Because we want the format: y=mx+b

15. Dido525

We have 3y.

16. Shikar23234

Y= - 2/3x+ 3

17. Dido525

Okay but 5/3 is not 3.

18. Dido525

It's just 5/3 .

19. Shikar23234

So just replace the 3 with 5/3

20. Dido525

Yep.

21. Dido525

Now do you see what the slope is?

22. Shikar23234

Ok now i got it. Thank you!

23. Dido525

Okay then. You are welcome :) .

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