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Give the equation of the line that passes through point ( 1, -3) and is parallel to the line y = 2x - 8.

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  1. Since your new line is parallel to y = 2x + 8, it must differ only in the constant, so let it by

    y = 2x + b
    sub in the point (1,-3)
    -3 = 2 + b
    b = -5

    new equation: y = 2x - 5

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