Michael J. answered • 04/10/16

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The x-intercept is when y=0. It is the point on the x-axis. Solve for x when y=0 in the first equation.

2x + 3(0) + 6 = 0

2x = -6

x = -3

x-intercept is (-3, 0).

The line we want has the same slope as the second equation because it is parallel. From the second equation,

-5y = -2x + 7

y = (2/5)x - (7/5)

The slope is 2/5.

Using the x-intercept and slope, along with the general form of the line y = mx + b , we can solve for b.

y = mx + b

0 = (2/5)(-3) + b

0 = (-6/5) + b

(6/5) = b

The equation we want is

**y = (2/5)x + (6/5)**