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Are lines y = 4x and 4 - 2y = -2x parallel, perpendicular,or neither?

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Are lines y = 4x and 4 - 2y = -2x parallel, perpendicular,or neither?

asked Nov 22, 2013 in ALGEBRA 1 by dkinz Apprentice
reshown Nov 22, 2013 by goushi

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First line equation is y = 4x

Slope of the line say m1 = 4

Second line is 4-2y = -2x

Subtract 4 from each side.

4-4-2y = -2x-4

-2y = -2x-4

Divide by negitive 2 to each side.

-2y/-2 = (-2x-4)/-2

y = -2x/-2+4/2

y = x+2

Slope of the second line is say m2 = 1

Slopes of two lines are not equal, so they are not parallel lines.

m1*m2 = 4*1

m1*m2 = 4

m1*m2 is not equal to -1, so they are not perpendicular lines.

 

answered Nov 23, 2013 by william Mentor

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