## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

The slope of a line that is parallel to the graph of the equation is $\frac{-1}{2}$.
We are given $y=-\frac{1}{2}x-4$ Nonvertical lines are parallel if they have the same slope and different y-intercepts. Write an equation in slope-intercept form of the line where m represents the slope: $y=mx+b$ $y=\frac{-1}{2}x-4$ Therefore, the slope of a line that is parallel to the graph of the equation is $\frac{-1}{2}$.