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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
y = 
The slope of this line is ______- .

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