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cookie_monster
 one year ago
Can Someone Explain This To Me Please??
cookie_monster
 one year ago
Can Someone Explain This To Me Please??

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cookie_monster
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Write the equation of the line that is parallel to the line 4x  3y = 12 and passes through the point (3, 4).

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0parallel lines will have the same slope...so we need to find the slope of 2x  3y = 12. Now in y = mx + b form, the slope is in the m position....so we need to turn 2x  3y = 12 into y = mx + b form. Do you know how to do that ?

cookie_monster
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Divide 12 by 2x, right?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02x  3y = 12  subtract 2x from both sides 3y = 2x  12  now we need to divide both sides by 3 y = 2/3x + 4 so the number in the m position, the slope, is 2/3 are you following me ?

cookie_monster
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Wait, I'm not sure I understand completely. So the first step would be 3y = 14x?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so we have to have a slope(m) of 2/3 Now we use y = mx + b slope (m) = 2/3 (3,4)...x = 3 and y = 4 now since we have our slope and our x and y points, we need to find b, the y intercept 4 = 2/3(3) + b 4 = 6/3 + b 4 = 2 + b 4 + 2 = b 6 = b so our parallel line is : y = 2/3x + 6 questions ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you are making a mistake by adding unlike terms. you cannot add 2x to and 12..they are unlike terms. 2x  3y = 12  subtract 2x from both sides 3y = 2x  12 see how I did that....

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oops...you cannot add 2x to 12

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03y = 2x  12  now we divide both sides by 3 to get y by itself (3/3)y = (2/3)x 12/3 y = 2/3x + 4 get it ??

cookie_monster
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ooh ok. I understand it now. Thanks!!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then you just use y = mx + b and sub in your slope and your points and solve for b, the y intercept.....just like I did above.
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