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).
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.
How to write an equation for a line parallel to a given line and through a given point
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Questions answered by this video:
How do you write an equation for a line parallel to a given line and through a given point?
How do you find the slope of a line parallel to a given line?
What is the equation for a line parallel to y = 3/8x - 3 that passes through (4, -10)?
What is the slope of a line parallel to y = 3/8x - 3?
When you know the slope of a line and a point that it passes though, how do you find the y-intercept of the line?
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This lesson explains how to find the slope of a line parallel to another line, and then how to find the y-intercept and write an equation for the new line that passes through a given point. All steps are explained.