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#1 2013-05-16 02:06:39

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Find the equation

Find the equation of the line passing through the point (-2,5) and parallel to the line y=2x-3.

 

#2 2013-05-16 02:10:01

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Re: Find the equation

Hi;

y - 2x = 9


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#3 2013-05-16 02:52:43

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Re: Find the equation

the options that I have are as follows:
y=-2x+1
y=-2x+3
y=-1/2x+4

Being that it is parallel, I thought that it was y=-2x+1. Would this not be correct?

 

#4 2013-05-16 02:57:32

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Re: Find the equation

No, none of those lines are parallel to y = 2x - 3


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

#5 2013-05-16 07:09:45

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Re: Find the equation

thanks

 

#6 2013-05-16 07:24:33

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Re: Find the equation

that was actually supposed to be y=-2x-3
find the equation of the line passing through the point (-2, 5) and parallel to y=-2x-3

y=-2x+1
y=-2x+3
y=-1/2x+4
y=2x-1

 

#7 2013-05-16 07:43:55

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Re: Find the equation

Hi;

In that case the answer is y=-2x+1.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

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