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Find an equation for the line that passes through the point (2, -5) and is parallel to the x-axis and is parallel to the y-axis and is parallel to the line 2x - 4y = 3

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asked by Kathy
  1. how can a single line be parallel to both perpendicular axes?

    I'll assume you mean it's parallel to 2x-4y=3.

    In that case, the slope is 1/2, so the line is

    y+5 = 1/2 (x-2)

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  2. Sorry I meant
    Find an equation for the line that passes through the point (2, -5) and is parallel to the x-axis

    Find an equation for the line that passes through the point (2, -5) and is parallel to the y-axis

    Find an equation for the line that passes through the point (2, -5) and is parallel to the line 2x - 4y = 3

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    posted by Kathy
  3. the equation of a line parallel to the x-axis has the equation y = k. Since your line goes through (2,-5), you obviously want y = -5.

    Similarly for the line parallel to the y-axis.

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  4. it has a slope of -3 the line that passes through the point (2, -5)

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    posted by Kathy
  5. the line with slope of -3 through (2,-5) is

    y+5 = -3(x-2)

    Learn the various forms of equations for a line; it will come in handy many times in the future.

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