# SOLUTION: Find an equation of the line that contains the given point and is parallel to the given line: 2x-y=5, (-3,-8)

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 Question 301748: Find an equation of the line that contains the given point and is parallel to the given line: 2x-y=5, (-3,-8)Found 2 solutions by richwmiller, stanbon:Answer by richwmiller(9135)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!parallel means same slope slope is -a/b=-2/-1=2 or 2x-y=5 2x-5=y m=2 y=mx+b -8=2*(-3)+b -8=-6+b -2=b y=2x-2 Answer by stanbon(57246)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find an equation of the line that contains the given point and is parallel to the given line: 2x-y=5, (-3,-8) -------------------------------- Slope-intercept: y = 2x-5 slope = 2 ----------- Every line that is parallel must have slope = 2. ---------------------- Form of the equation you want: y = mx+b You know m = 2 and y = -8 when x = -3 ----- Solve for "b": -8 = 2(-3)+b -8 = -6 + b b = -2 --------------------- Equation: y = 2x-2 ====================== Cheers, Stan H.