Posted by **chchch** on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 10:32pm.

please help please show work so i can do others ok so i have to find the equation of the linethat contains given point and is parallel to the given line then write a slope intercept form if possible

(8,-4) y=-1/2x+11

I also have to do the same for this type and im stuck too

(-5,-6) x axis

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**Damon**, Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 12:23am
write given line as y = m x + b

y = (-1/2) x + 11

so m = slope = -1/2)

we need the same slope so our line is of form

y = (-1/2) x + b, but we need to find b

use given point to find b

-4 = (-1/2)8 + b

-4 = -4 + b

b = 0

so

y = (-1/2)x + 0 or -2 y = x

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**Damon**, Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 12:25am
slope of x axis is 0 so

y = 0 x + b

-6 = 0 (-5) + b

b = -6

so

y = -6

horizontal line six units below x axis

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