This is the quesnition....

Write an equation of the line in the form x=a, y=b, or y=mx+b

trough (8,3) parallel to y=5x-6

Im completely lost here!?

thanks

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- Dec 15th 2007, 09:01 AMMorzillaequation of the line.....
This is the quesnition....

Write an equation of the line in the form x=a, y=b, or y=mx+b

trough (8,3) parallel to y=5x-6

Im completely lost here!?

thanks - Dec 15th 2007, 09:06 AMPlato
Because they are parallel the two line will "look" alike.

So the line you want is y=5x+b. Use x=8 & y=3 to find b. - Dec 15th 2007, 05:05 PMMorzilla
- Dec 27th 2007, 12:37 AMJoFaSs
You got the correct answer but you forgot the '+' after the b in the second step

$\displaystyle 3=5(8)+b$

$\displaystyle 3=40+b$

$\displaystyle b=3-40=-37$