How do you find the slope of a line parallel to #Y=-1/2x+1#?

1 Answer
Jul 1, 2016

Answer:

The slope the parallel line is #m_2=-1/2#

Explanation:

Two lines are parallel if their slopes are equal.

If #m_1 # is the slope of the 1st line and #m_2 # is the slope of the 2nd line, then for both the lines to be parallel #m_1=m_2#

In the Problem, the given line is -

#y=-1/2x+1#

Its slope #m_1=-1/2#

The other line is parallel, hence its slope #m_2=m_1#

The slope the parallel line is #m_2=-1/2#