Math
posted by Norma on .
write an equation of the line containing the given points and parallel to the given line (7,8) x + 3y = 7 can some one please help I am very sick an have to have this in by 11:59 tonight thank you in advance.

figure the slope of the given line:
y= 1/3 x +7/3 slope 1/3
then put this slope into the standard form
y= mx+b
y= 1/3 x +b
put your given point (7,8) into that equation, and solve for b.
equation of the line then will be
y=mx+b and you know m, and b. 
thank you very much