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A line through the points (2, -9) and (j, 17) is parallel to the line 2x + 8y = 21. What is the value of j?

 Jan 5, 2022
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Answer:\(-102\)

Explanation:

The slope of the given line is -2/8, which reduces to -1/4.

Using the slope formula between the two given points, we get an equation:

\(\frac{17-(-9)}{j-2}\)\(=-\frac{1}{4}\)

\(-104=j-2\)

\(j=-102\)

 Jan 5, 2022

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