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My book says the answer is y=-1/3x + 1

This is what I did:

6y=2x+-5

6y = 2x + -5

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6 6 6

y=1/3x+-5/6

what am I doing wrong??????? Thanks so much.

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My book says the answer is y=-1/3x + 1

This is what I did:

6y=2x+-5

6y = 2x + -5

___ ___ ____

6 6 6

y=1/3x+-5/6

what am I doing wrong??????? Thanks so much.

I don't follow what "you did"; we have:afreemanny said:

My book says the answer is y=-1/3x + 1

This is what I did:

6y=2x+-5

6y = 2x + -5

___ ___ ____

6 6 6

y=1/3x+-5/6

what am I doing wrong??????? Thanks so much.

2x + 6y = -5 ; then:

6y = -2x - 5

y = (-2/6)x - 5/6

y = (-1/3)x - 5/6

so slope of new line is -1/3 (since parallel); you ok now?

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y = mx + b

where m is slope, b is the y intercept, and y and x are coordinates.

Find the slope of this line: 2x+6y=-5 by putting it into the standard form

2x + 6y = - 5

6y = -2x - 5

y = -1/3x - 5/6

so m = -1/3

and it gives a point on the line, (0,3)

So it looks as if you have the slope, and a point, plug those into the standard equation and solve for the y-int

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Looks like I was on the right start. I appreciate everybodys help.