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what is an equation of the line containing the given point and prallel to the given line; (5,-2);6x-7y=4

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  1. First, put the equation in slope-intercept form.
    6x-7y=4
    -7y=-6x+4
    -y=-6/7x+4/7
    y=6/7x-4/7


    So the slope of the parallel line will also be 6/7.

    Now use the point slope formula to find the
    equation of the line.

    y-y1=m(x-x1)
    y-(-2)=6/7(x-5)
    y+2=6/7(x-5)
    y+2=6/7x-30/7
    y=6/7x-44/7

    That is the equation of the line.

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