Jay D. answered • 12/01/20

Honors Science College Graduate focusing on math and science

The first thing you want to do is rearrange the equation to a y=mx+b format. So for this question, the equation would become: y=(1/3)x - 4.

We know that a parallel line means the slope is the same, so we need to find the b in the y=mx+b for the parallel line. So we plug in: 2=(1/3)18+b, so rearranging and then solving for b, 2=6+b, so b=-4. So the parallel line equation is y=(1/3)x - 4