# What is the equation of a line that is parallel to the line #2x + 5y = -20# and passes through the point (-5,-3)?

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May 6, 2015

Your line must have the same slope of the given line to be parallel.

Your line is:

this can be written in a "friendlier" way isolating

This is good because you can immediately "see" the slope

Now you can find the equation of the parallel line using:

Try by yourself and if you have problems have a look at the solution below:

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Solution:

using the coordinates of your point and the given slope