# How do you solve 3y + 8 = -8x + 3 ?

Sep 11, 2015

$3 y + 8 = - 8 x + 3$ can be simplified into standard form as $9 x + 3 y = - 5$
but it can not be solved (in the sense of getting a single or even finite number of solutions)

#### Explanation:

$3 y + 8 = - 8 x + 3$
is the equation of a line.

graph{3y+8=-8x+3 [-7.96, 9.82, -5.58, 3.306]}

There are infinitely many pairs $\left(x , y\right)$ that satisfy this equation.