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  • one year ago

What is the equation of a line parallel to y= -1/4x +7 going through the point ( 8,27) ? Help please

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  1. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Any ideas?

  2. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Hint: what do parallel lines have in common?

  3. anonymous
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    They have the same slope right?

  4. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Correct :-) In the equation form y = mx + b Which letter stands for the slope?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The m

  6. skullpatrol
    • one year ago
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    Correct again! So we know the answer will have the form y = (-1/4)x + b And we are given the point (x, y) on the line as (8, 27) Now just substitute those values in the equation form and solve for b. Like this y = (-1/4)x + b 27 =(-1/4)8 + b b = 29 This gives the answer as y = (-1/4)x + 29.

  7. skullpatrol
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    Any questions?

  8. Jack1
    • one year ago
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    nice work skulls

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