Posted by **Ariel** on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:34pm.

Write an equation for the line that passes through point (-5, 3) and is parallel to the x-axis.

a.)y = -5

b.)x = 3

c.)y = 3

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**Ariel**, Friday, June 4, 2010 at 6:28pm
I think I figured this answer is

y=-5

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**MathMate**, Friday, June 4, 2010 at 7:07pm
If the line passes through (-5,3) and is parallel to the x-axis, the y-intercept (b) is 3, and the slope (m) is zero.

Using the standard formula,

y=mx+b, and putting in m=0 and b=3, you will find the equation required among the given choices.

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