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Equation of straight line

  1. Aug 24, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    find the equation of the straight line which is parallel to the line 3y+4x=6 and passes through the point F (1,7)

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    3y= -4x + 6

    y= -4/3x + 2


    im not sure what im doing...im i on the right track
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2011 #2

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    Be careful with your notation. Many people would interpret -4/3x as -4/(3x) but you mean (-4/3)x.

    Okay, so far you have found the "slope-intercept" formula for the line. What is the slope of the line? Of course, a parallel line will have the same slope.
     
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