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Give the equation of the line that passes through point (-5, -1) and is parallel to the line y = -1/4x- 7.

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  1. Since the new line must be parallel to the old line, it must have a slope of -1/4

    so let its equation be
    y = (-1/4)x + b
    plug in our new point (-5,1)
    -1 = (-/4)(-5) + b
    -4 = 5 + 4b
    b = -9/4

    so y = (-1/4)x - 9/4

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    posted by Reiny

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