What is the equation of the line parallel to #y = 144# going through point #(11, -8)#?

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Apr 8, 2017

Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

Explanation:

Any line with the equation #y = color(red)(a)# where #color(red)(a)# is any number is, by definition a horizontal line. A horizontal line will always have the same value of #y# no matter what the value of #x# is.

Therefore, the parallel line going through point #(11, -8)# will always have a #y# value of #-8#.

Therefore the equation is:

#y = -8#