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5-119.

Find the equation of a line parallel to the line y = − 5 that passes through the point (−4, 1). Show how you found your answer. Homework Help ✎

Since parallel lines have the same slope, the equation for the parallel line is:

Since the new line goes through (−4,1), substitute x = −4 and y = 1 into the above equation, and then solve for b.