# SOLUTION: Find the value of "a" if a line containing the point (a,-2a) has a y-intercept of 6 and slope of -2/3. thank you

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 329620: Find the value of "a" if a line containing the point (a,-2a) has a y-intercept of 6 and slope of -2/3. thank youAnswer by stanbon(60778)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Find the value of "a" if a line containing the point (a,-2a) has a y-intercept of 6 and slope of -2/3. ---- Using slope and intercept info you get: y = (-2/3)x+6 --- Using the point info you get: -2a = (-2/3)a+6 Multiply thru by 3 to get: -6a = -2a + 18 Solve for "a": 4a = -18 a = -9/2 ============= Cheers, Stan H. =============