# How do you find the equation of the line passing through (-2,-1) and parallel to y = -3x -1?

Jun 26, 2018

Create a new equation using the same slope as the first equation and the point.

#### Explanation:

A parallel line has the same slope, but is translated away from the line it is parallel to. Let's create an equation using what we have:

$- 1 = - 3 \left(- 2\right) + b$
$- 1 = 6 + b$
$- 7 = b$
$y = - 3 x - 7$

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