Write the equation of a line that contains the point (6,-2) and is parallel to the line 3x+2y=8. I'm a little confused.
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Originally Posted by ~berserk Write the equation of a line that contains the point (6,-2) and is parallel to the line 3x+2y=8. I'm a little confused. two lines are parallel if they have the same slope. now, by the point-slope form, the equation of a line that passes through with slope is given by: solving for we can get it in the all famous slope-intercept form, namely Now, you have and slope can you continue?
Thanks, I completely forgot that I did another problem earlier where a line was perpendicular instead of parallel it's just taking the neg. reciprocal of the slope for that one.
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