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The slope-intercept form is , where is the slope and is the y-intercept.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Simplify .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Reorder and .

Rewrite in slope-intercept form.

Using the slope-intercept form, the slope is .

To find an equation that is parallel, the slopes must be equal. Find the parallel line using the point–slope formula.

Use the slope and a given point to substitute for and in the point-slope form , which is derived from the slope equation .

Simplify the equation and keep it in point-slope form.

Simplify .

Simplify terms.

Apply the distributive property.

Combine and .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move to the left of .

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Reorder terms.

Remove parentheses.

Find the Parallel Line (-2,-7) , 5x+2y=7