Find the slope-intercept equation of the line that passes through (0, 1) and is parallel to 8x+y= 5.

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- Jan 31st 2009, 11:35 AMkeadyjrFind the equation of a parallel line
Find the slope-intercept equation of the line that passes through (0, 1) and is parallel to 8

*x*+*y*= 5. - Jan 31st 2009, 11:41 AMred_dog
$\displaystyle 8x+y=5\Rightarrow y=-8x+5\Rightarrow m=-8$ (m is the slope)

The equation is $\displaystyle y-y_0=m(x-x_0)$, where $\displaystyle (x_0,y_0)=(0,1)$ - Jan 31st 2009, 11:54 AMmasters