What is the slope of a line parallel to the line 5x+3y=7?

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May 3, 2017

Answer:

See the explanation below:

Explanation:

This equation is in Standard Linear form. The standard form of a linear equation is: #color(red)(A)x + color(blue)(B)y = color(green)(C)#

Where, if at all possible, #color(red)(A)#, #color(blue)(B)#, and #color(green)(C)#are integers, and A is non-negative, and, A, B, and C have no common factors other than 1

The slope of an equation in standard form is: #m = -color(red)(A)/color(blue)(B)#

The equation is: #color(red)(5)x + color(blue)(3)y = color(green)(7)#

Therefore, the slope is:

#m = -color(red)(5)/color(blue)(3)#