math
posted by micheal .
Write an equation of the line containing he given point and parallel to the given line?
Express your answer in the form y=mx+b
(6,8);x+7y=5

x + 7 y = 5
7 y =  x + 5
y = (1/7) x + 5/7
so the slope , m , is 1/7
y = 1 x/7 + b
8 = 1(6)/7 + b
b = 8 + 6/7
b = (56+6)/7
b = 62/7
so
y = (1/7) x + 62/7