# Consider the following point and line. Point   Line (−5, 3) x + y = 8 Write an equation of the line through the point parallel to the given line.

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Consider the following point and line.

 Point Line (−5, 3) x + y = 8
Write an equation of the line through the point parallel to the given line.
Step 1 of 3

Two distinct non-vertical lines are parallel when their slopes are equal. Since the required line is parallel to the line
x + y = 8,
the slope of the required line is equal to the slope of the line
x + y = 8.
Begin by finding the slope of this line.

The slope-intercept form of the linear equation
x + y = 8
is
y =

The slope of this line is ______- .

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