# How do you find the slope of a line parallel to 9x-5y=4?

Sep 17, 2016

$\textcolor{red}{m = \frac{9}{5}}$

#### Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope.

So if you can find the slope of the given line, you have the slope you want.

Change the line into the form $y = \textcolor{red}{m} x + c$
The value of $m$ will be the slope of the line.

$9 x - 4 = 5 y \text{ } \leftarrow$ to make the y term positive

$y = \textcolor{red}{\frac{9}{5}} x - \frac{4}{5}$

$\textcolor{red}{m = \frac{9}{5}}$