# SOLUTION: Write an equation of the line containing the specified point and parallel to the indicated line. (&#8722;7,0),5x+2y=6

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 426535: Write an equation of the line containing the specified point and parallel to the indicated line. (−7,0),5x+2y=6Answer by nerdybill(6951)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(−7,0),5x+2y=6 . First, determine slope of: 5x+2y=6 . Do this by putting it into "slope-intercept" form: 5x+2y=6 2y = -5x+6 y = (-5/2)x + 3 slope is -5/2 . since our line is PARALLEL it must have ths same slope. taking our slope (-5/2) and the point (-7,0) plug it into the "point-slope" form: y - y1 = m(x - x1) y - 0 = (-5/2)(x - (-7)) y = (-5/2)(x + 7) y = (-5/2)x + (-5/2)7 y = (-5/2)x + (-35/2) y = (-5/2)x - 35/2 (this is what they're looking for)