# Graphs, functions, and coordinates

PhysicS FAN

## Homework Statement

If a staight ε: y=(-λ+μ)x +2λ -μ , (where μ and λ are real numbers) passes through point A(0,1) and is parallel to an other straight lin. ζ: y= -2x + 2008 find λ and μ

## The Attempt at a Solution

It is clear that when x=0 we know that 2λ-μ=1 which is one of the equations we should use to solve the system. Also the second line is of type y= -αx+ β and since they are parallel the same and for the first line What upsests me is the parallel lines which I don't know how to work with. PLease help me.

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## Homework Statement

If a staight ε: y=(-λ+μ)x +2λ -μ , (where μ and λ are real numbers) passes through point A(0,1) and is parallel to an other straight lin. ζ: y= -2x + 2008 find λ and μ

## The Attempt at a Solution

It is clear that when x=0 we know that 2λ-μ=1 which is one of the equations we should use to solve the system. Also the second line is of type y= -αx+ β and since they are parallel the same and for the first line What upsests me is the parallel lines which I don't know how to work with. PLease help me.
Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of the second line is -2. What must be the slope of the first line?

Why not call the lines L1 and L2? Greek letters are almost never used as labels for lines.

PhysicS FAN
Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of the second line is -2. What must be the slope of the first line?

Why not call the lines L1 and L2? Greek letters are almost never used as labels for lines.
Thank you for your help. (It's a Greek book the one that I saw the problem )