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Find the equation of a line in slope-intercept form that passes through the point (4, -1) and is // to the line y = 1/2x - 3.

a) y = 1/2x - 1

b) y = 1/2x - 3

c) y = -2x +9

d) y = -2x -7

Oct 6, 2020

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The slope of the new line will be the same   :   1/2

so answer A or B     Substitute in the point given  4, -1     to see which one it is .....

Oct 6, 2020
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Find the equation of a line in slope-intercept form that

passes through the point (4, -1) and is // to the line y = 1/2x - 3.

Hello SmartMathMan!

$$m=\frac{1}{2}$$

$$y=m(x-x_1)+y_1\\ y=\frac{1}{2}(x-4)-1$$

$$y=\frac{1}{2}x-3$$            b)

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Oct 6, 2020
edited by asinus  Oct 6, 2020
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Thank you asinus! It's kind of embarrassing but I kept trying to solve this and getting it wrong.

SmartMathMan  Oct 6, 2020
edited by SmartMathMan  Oct 6, 2020