linear equation: Find slope of a line parallel to 4x - 3 = 8

nikki26

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Find the slope of the line parallel to the line 4x - 3y = 8
 

jacket81

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Okay, just put in y=mx+b form, then the slope would be m.

SO, first what you have to do is arrange it so y and x are not on the same side of the equation.

SO, what you could do first is add 3y to both sides of the equation, giving you 4x = 8 + 3y.

Now subtract 8 on both sides, giving you 4x - 8 = 3y.

Now divide by 3 on both sides, giving you ((4x)/3) - (8/3) = y, or y = ((4/3)x - (8/3).

SO, now that we have it in y=mx+b form, you can see that the slope is (4/3).
 

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Re: linear equation: Find slope of a line parallel to 4x - 3

nikki26 said:
Find the slope of the line parallel to the line 4x - 3y = 8
This is a bad question. There are infinitely many lines parallel to the given line. They all have the same slope, but the question still is bad.
 
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