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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)
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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sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Hi there @angelmaxine and Welcome to OpenStudy! :) Sorry for getting here a little late, I can try to help you with your problem:

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2An 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)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@sleepyhead314 it's okay, and thank you. I'm not sure how to maneuver open study. But I need help with pre calculus!/:

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we would use y1y2/x1x2?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes! :) that's right what do you think we would get?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it 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

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2\[slope = \frac{ y_2  y_1 }{ x_2  x_1 } = \frac{4  5}{1  2}\]

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2that's perfect! :) great job!! then we can plug that into the equation y = mx + b

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's where I keep getting stuck.

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2that's ok :) we know that m = slope and b = yintercept right?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2in this question "b" can be anything because it just wants the line to be parallel

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2does this make sense @angelmaxine ? :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok, what part do you not get? I'll try to explain better :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do I just pick one set ? Like (2,5) or (1,4) to plug in?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2we would plug in the slope = 3 that we got for "m" so y = 3x + b ^ right?

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2then "b" can be any number you want it to be for this question :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2for example y = 3x + 1 would work y = 3x + 7 would also work :P

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2this 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 :)

sleepyhead314
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so your answer can be as simple as y = 3x + 1
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