First of all, is it Geometric?

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I need help solving this question, and I am completely lost on how can I solve this. Could anyone explain the way of solving this geometric question?

Here is a drafting of the two lines I and II. With 3 formulas (a), (b), (c).

(a) $y = 2x + 8$,

(b) $y = - 2x + 8$

(c) $y = x + 2$.

A. Every of the straights I and II, please find the correct formula out of the formulas (a) , (b) , (c), and explain your answer.

b. Find the points of intersection of the straight rates.

c. Find the straight formula that's going through the way of the point (5, 2) and parallels to the straight II.

How do I do this?

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  • $\begingroup$ Exactly what part of this are you having trouble with? Can you outline your attempt? $\endgroup$ Commented May 20, 2013 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @ZettaSuro: I think it is better if you explain to the OP why you think the "thank you so much" should be removed and ask them to remove it themselves, rather than removing it yourself. $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Commented May 20, 2013 at 12:50
  • $\begingroup$ 73230, do you know anything about analytic geometry? about representing equations with graphs? about the equation of a straight line? If not, you need more help than we can give here; you need to find a text that covers these topics, and study it. But surely you would not have been given this as homework if these topics had not been covered somewhere? Maybe a talk with the teacher would be the best idea. $\endgroup$ Commented May 20, 2013 at 12:55

1 Answer 1


Hints: for the straight line $\,y=ax+b\,$:

$\bullet\;\;$ The line above is ascending iff $\,a>0\,$ , and it is constant iff $\,a=0\,$ ;

$\bullet\;\;$ the $\,y$-intersection of the above line is the point $\,(0,b)\,$ ;

$\bullet\;\;$ The line above intercepts the line $\,y=mx +n\,$ at the point $\,(x_0,y_0)\,$ which is the solution of the linear system


How to solve: compare $\,y$-s:

$$ax+b=mx+n\implies(a-m)x=n-b\implies \,\text{if}\;a\neq b\;,\;x=\frac{n-b}{a-m}$$

Iff $\,a=b\,$ the lines are parallel and thus they are the very same line or else they have no common point.


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