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Find the equation of the line?????

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its parallel to y=1/3x and goes thru the point (5,3)

asked Mar 8, 2013 in ALGEBRA 1 by skylar Apprentice

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Slope intercept form line equation is y = mx + b, m is slope and b is y-intercept.
Slope of the line = 1/3
the lines are parallel so slopes are same.
The line equation is y=1/3x+b
find the y-intercept by replacing (x, y) with (5, 3) in the line equation.
3 = 1/3 * 5 + b
3 =5/3 + b
b = 3 - 5/3 =( 9-5)/3 = 4/3
the line equation is y = 1/3x + 4/3

answered Mar 9, 2013 by John Lyn Pupil

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