How do you write the equation of the line passing through #( 3, - 2)# and parallel to : #x + 7y - 5 = 0#?
We first find the slope of the original line, then use our slope and point to find our equation.
Slope-intercept form is a way of writing your linear equation. It is of the form
If two lines are parallel, then they have the same slope. Our given equation is
Now we use slope-intercept form again to find our new equation given our point
Thus, our desired equation is
Our final answer is