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Find the slope of a line that is parallel to the given line,if the slope is undefined,state this
y=-1/5x+2
 
 
whats is the slope and state it

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Harry N. | Harry - Health Physicist/Nuclear EngineerHarry - Health Physicist/Nuclear Enginee...
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Hi there
The equation of a line is :
y=mx+b where m is the slope and b is the intercept.
so the slope for your problem is -1/5, or -0.2. 
You can plot this on a graph by putting in different values of x and see what the line looks like.
It only takes 2 points to draw a line, so it's easy!
 
Take care,
Harry
Vivian L. | Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay composition, math; I LOVE TO TEACHMicrosoft Word/Excel/Outlook, essay comp...
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Hi Ma;
 
If the equation is exactly the same, yet the y-intercept is different, then the lines are parallel.
Original equation...
y=-1/5x+2
Parallel examples...
y=-1/5x+3
y=-1/5x-1
y=-1/5x+100
 
For the two lines to be parallel, their slopes must be exactly the same.