What is the slope of a line parallel to y=-4x+7?

2 Answers
Jun 24, 2016

Answer:

The slope will be #-4#.

Explanation:

Your equation is in the Slope-Intercept form:
#y=mx+c#
where #m# is the slope; in your case slope is #m=-4#.
The parallel must have the same slope, i.e., #-4#.

Jun 24, 2016

Answer:

#m = 1/4#

Explanation:

This equation is in the form #y = mx + c#

The gradient is -4.

Perpendicular gradients are negative reciprocals of each other.

#m_1 xx m__2 =-1#

The negative reciprocal of -4 is #1/4#
This is the required gradient.

Check: #-4 xx 1/4 = -1#