# How do you write an equation of the line containing the given point (5,8) and parallel to #x+8y=7#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 27, 2016

Change the 7 to an unknown constant, C, substitute 5 for x, 8 for y, solve for C, and then write the equation with the new value of C.

#### Explanation:

Change the 7 to an unknown:

substitute 5 for x and 8 for y:

The new equation is: