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Find the value of k so that the line containing the points (k,−8) and (−3,−5) is parallel to the line containing the points (9,7) and (12,5).

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    (k,-8), (-3.-5).
    (9,7), (12,5).

    m1 = m2 = (5-7)/(12-9) = -2/3.

    m1 = (-5-(-8))/(-3-k) = -2/3
    (-5+8)/(-3-k) = -2/3
    3/(-3-k) = -2/3
    6+2k = 9
    2k = 3
    k = 3/2.

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