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

Apr 8, 2017

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#### Explanation:

Any line with the equation $y = \textcolor{red}{a}$ where $\textcolor{red}{a}$ 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 $\left(11 , - 8\right)$ will always have a $y$ value of $- 8$.

Therefore the equation is:

$y = - 8$