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anonymous

  • one year ago

Help!!: Write the equation of a line that is parallel to the line connecting (2,5) and (-1,-4)

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  1. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    Hi there @angelmaxine and Welcome to OpenStudy! :) Sorry for getting here a little late, I can try to help you with your problem:

  2. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    An equation of a line that is parallel to another line would have the Same Slopes sooo we should first try to find the slope between the points (2, 5) and (-1, -4)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @sleepyhead314 it's okay, and thank you. I'm not sure how to maneuver open study. But I need help with pre calculus!/:

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So we would use y1-y2/x1-x2?

  5. sleepyhead314
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    yes! :) that's right what do you think we would get?

  6. sleepyhead314
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    it is ok that you might not know how to get around the site a friend of mine created a tutorial on how to use the site that you can check out sometime ^_^ http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/543de42fe4b0b3c6e146b5e8

  7. sleepyhead314
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    \[slope = \frac{ y_2 - y_1 }{ x_2 - x_1 } = \frac{-4 - 5}{-1 - 2}\]

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So.. Positive 3??

  9. sleepyhead314
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    that's perfect! :) great job!! then we can plug that into the equation y = mx + b

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    That's where I keep getting stuck.

  11. sleepyhead314
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    that's ok :) we know that m = slope and b = y-intercept right?

  12. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    in this question "b" can be anything because it just wants the line to be parallel

  13. sleepyhead314
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    does this make sense @angelmaxine ? :)

  14. anonymous
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    No :/

  15. sleepyhead314
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    ok, what part do you not get? I'll try to explain better :)

  16. anonymous
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    Do I just pick one set ? Like (2,5) or (-1,-4) to plug in?

  17. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    we would plug in the slope = 3 that we got for "m" so y = 3x + b ^ right?

  18. sleepyhead314
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    then "b" can be any number you want it to be for this question :)

  19. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    for example y = 3x + 1 would work y = 3x + 7 would also work :P

  20. sleepyhead314
    • one year ago
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    this works because all they wanted was the equation of a line that is Parallel and all a line needs to be Parallel is the same slope that's why any "b" would work :)

  21. sleepyhead314
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    so your answer can be as simple as y = 3x + 1

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    How'd you get 7??

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