Find the slope of a line that is parallel to the given line,if the slope is undefined,state this

y=-1/5x+2

y=-1/5x+2

whats is the slope and state it

Find the slope of a line that is parallel to the given line,if the slope is undefined,state this

y=-1/5x+2

y=-1/5x+2

whats is the slope and state it

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Prospect, KY

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

Middletown, CT

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.

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