# How do you write an equation of a line given (5, -2) parallel to line #3y+7x=-8#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2017

#### Explanation:

Here's a quick trick: parallel lines in standard form will always have the same coefficients in front of the

#3y + 7x = ?#

This equation represents every possible line that is parallel to

#y = -2#

#x = 5#

#3y + 7x = ?#

#3(-2) + 7(5) = ?#

#-6 + 35 = ?#

#29 = ?#

So we need to replace our

#3y + 7x = 29#

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