Find the equation of a line which is parallel to the linemx +ny +c= 0 and passing through the point (2,3).

The given answer is:m(x-2)+n(y-3) = 0, but how do I get there?

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- July 1st 2009, 01:05 PMfcabanskiFind the equation of a parallel line
Find the equation of a line which is parallel to the line

*m*x +*n*y +*c*= 0 and passing through the point (2,3).

The given answer is:*m*(x-2)+*n*(y-3) = 0, but how do I get there?

- July 1st 2009, 01:09 PMred_dog
The slope of the line is

The equation of the line is

- July 1st 2009, 01:13 PMCaptainBlack
- July 1st 2009, 01:56 PMfcabanski
Why are the x and y values subtracted from x and y in red dog's answer?

- July 1st 2009, 02:00 PMred_dog
- July 1st 2009, 02:06 PMPlato
- July 1st 2009, 02:11 PMfcabanski
Thanks everyone!