# What is the slope of a line that is parallel to the line y = x + 7?

Apr 4, 2018

The slope of a parallel line is 1

#### Explanation:

Remember that the slope intercept formula is

$y = m x + b$

where m is slope and b is the y intercept.

For the equation $y = x + 7$, the slope is 1

The definition of a parallel line graphically speaking is another line of the same slope that intersects another point on the graph. Therefore, the slope of a parallel line is 1.

Apr 4, 2018

$1$

#### Explanation:

Given equation

$y = x + 7$

It’s in the form of

$y = m x + c$

Where $m = \text{slope of the line}$

On comparing two equations, we get $m = 1$

Therefore, slope of the line and any line parellel to it is $1$