## anonymous one year ago Hi! I'm new to open study can anyone Please help me with this problem :) 1) find the equation of the line that passes through (-3,-3) and is parallel to x-2y=-7

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1. amoodarya

welcome to openstudy $y-y_0=m(x-x_0)$ a line passes (x0,y0) with slope m

2. anonymous

thank you so much :)

3. amoodarya

$(x_0,y_0)=(-3,-3)\\x-2y=-7 \rightarrow -2y=-x-7 \\y=\frac{-x-7}{-2}\\y=\frac{1}{2}x+\frac{7}{2} \rightarrow m=\frac{1}{2}$ can you go on ? let me see your work

4. anonymous

Im confused on how you got 1/2x :( Can you guide me through so I can understand it better? Math was never my strong points and I have no clue what Im doing

5. amoodarya

$y=\frac{ -x-7 }{ -2 }=\frac{ -(x+7) }{ -(2) }=\frac{ x+7 }{2 }=\\\frac{ x }{2 }+\frac{ 7 }{2 }$

6. anonymous

ohhh ok that makes more sense now :)

7. amoodarya

can you go on ?