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Write an equation for the line that is parallel to the given line and passes through the given point Y= 1/2 x -8 (-6 ,-17)

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MarlaSom

Parallel to : y = 1/2x - 8 Passes through (-6, -17) Our given slope is 1/2. Plug the given coordinates into point-slope form. y - y₁ = m(x - x₁) y - (-17) = 1/2(x - (-6)) Simplify. y + 17 = 1/2(x + 6)  ← Your answer. However, sometimes teachers want this simplified even further. So, simplify this. y + 17 = 1/2x + 3 Subtract 17 from both sides. y = 1/2x + 3 - 17 Simplify. y = 1/2x - 14 ← Slope-intercept form. Standard form → -1/2x + y = -14 ~Hope this helped!~

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