# Writing an equation for a line parallel and through a point

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Although the teacher says the new y-intercept is negative eleven halves (-11/2), it is actually negative eleven and a half (-11 1/2).

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, you will learn how to write an equation for a line that is parallel to a given line and passes through a given point. To find the new equation, use the same slope as the given line and plug in the coordinates of the given point to solve for the new y-intercept. By using these steps, you can easily find the equation of a parallel line that passes through a specific point.

Lesson Description:

How to write an equation for a line parallel to a given line and through a given point

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