# How do you find the slope of any line parallel to the line through points (5, 5) and (1, 6)?

Jun 6, 2018

Find the slope of the line using the equation $\frac{{y}_{1} - {y}_{2}}{{x}_{1} - {x}_{2}}$

#### Explanation:

$\frac{5 - 6}{5 - 1}$ = slope

This gives

$- \frac{1}{4}$ = slope.

Any line with the slope of -1/4 will be parallel to the line described by the two points ( 5,5) and ( 1, 6)