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Write a linear equation parallel to 

 

y=-2x-3

 Jun 10, 2019
 #1
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y = -2x + 8   would work

 

In fact.....any equation in the form   y = -2x + b      would work

 

 

 

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 Jun 10, 2019
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Parallel means that the lines never touch, and for that to happen, they must have the same slope.

The slope of -2 means that an equation is y = -2x+4. In fact, the y-intercept doesn't matter because they are all parallel.

 

You are very welcome!

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 Jun 10, 2019
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let's start off by defining what a parallel line is: 
-same slope 
-different y intercept 

now let's analyze our equation y=-2x-3 
so now lets see our slope, and as we said; a parallel line must have the same slope, thus our slope will stay unchanged. (-2)
and lets see the y intercept. So the y-intercept needs to change and so you can put any value that is not equal to -3. 

example would be:
y=-2x+5 

hope this helped! :)

 Jun 11, 2019
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Thanks for your help everyone!!

 Jun 11, 2019

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