## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

The desired line is parallel to the line y=-0.5x+4, so they have the same slope. Since the given equation is in slope-intercept form we can see that the slope of both lines must be -0.5. y-y$_1$=m(x-x$_1$) y-16=-0.5(x-2) y-16=-0.5x+1 y=-0.5x+17