Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.2 - The Slope of a Line - 2.2 Exercises: 88

Answer

Neither parallel nor perpendicular.

Work Step by Step

We know that two parallel lines have the same slope ($m_1=m_2$). We also know that perpendicular lines have negative reciprocal slopes ($m_1=-\frac{1}{m_2}$). A line in slope-intercept form has the equation: $y=mx+b$ ($m=slope$, $b=y-intercept$) We put the line equations into slope-intercept form: $2x+5y=-8$ $5y=-2x-8$ $y=-2/5x-8/5$ And: $6+2x=5y$ $5y=2x+6$ $y=2/5x+6/5$ The two slopes ($2/5$ and $-2/5$) are not the same and not negative reciprocals. Thus the lines are neither parallel nor perpendicular.
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