Posted by **Johnnie** on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:19am.

Write an equation of the line containing the given point and parallel to the given line. Express your answer in the form Y= mx+b

(6,8); x+6y=5

The equation of the line is Y=

I do not how work this problem help me, please

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:40am
put the equation into standard form:

x+6y=5

y= -1/6 x+5/6

so the slope is -1/6, which will be the slope of the parallel line

Y=-1/6 x + b

to get b, put (6,8) into the equation.

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