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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

  • algebra - ,

    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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