find the ordinate of the point whose abscissa is -3 and which is collinear with the points (3,2) and (0,5)

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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The equation of the line passing through the points (3, 2) and (0, 5) is `(y - 5)/(x - 0) = (2 - 5)/(3 - 0)`

=> 3*(y - 5) = -3x

=> y = -x + 5

For x = -3, y = 8

If the abscissa of a point lying on the line is -3, the ordinate is 8.