What is the slope of a line parallel to the line with equation 2x – 5y = 9?
The slope of this line is
The slope of two parallel lines are by definition the same. So if we find the slope of the given line we will find the slope of any line parallel to the given line.
To find the slope of the given line we must convert it to slope-intercept form.
Slope intercept form is:
We can convert the given line as follows:
So the slope of this line is