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Posted by **Vanessa** on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:48pm.

If the line passing through the points (1,a) and (4,-2)is parallel to the line passing through the points (2,8) and (-7,a + 4), What is the value of a ? Please help, I don't understand how to set this one up.

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 5:51pmIf they are parallel, they have the same slope.

line slope=(a+2)/(-3)

second line slope=(-a+4)/(9)

set them equal and solve for a.

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