# How do you write an equation of a horizontal line that passes through (8, -5)?

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Dec 2, 2016

#### Explanation:

A horizontal line, parallel to the x-axis is a line that passes through all points in the plane with the same y- coordinate. For this reason it's equation in general is

#color(blue)" y = c"# , where c is the value of the y-coordinate that it passes through.Here the y- coordinate is - 5

graph{y-0.001x+5=0 [-25.66, 25.66, -12.83, 12.83]}