Posted by **ENGINE** on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 10:52pm.

What is the equation of the line that has a y-intercept of 5 and is parallel to the line represented by the equation below?

2x - y = 16

A. y = 2x + 5

B. y = -2x + 5

C. y = 1/2x - 5

D. y = -1/2x - 5

I guessed B for this one, but another choice of mine was A. I'm not sure which one to pick.

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**Steve**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:36pm
However, the answer is (A)

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**ENGINE**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:37pm
Thank you, Steve

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**Damon**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:52pm
y = 2 x - 16 is original so slope = 2

y = 2 x + b

when x = 0, y = 5

so

y = 2 x + 5 which is A

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