Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 8 - Coordinate Geometry and Linear Systems - 8.3 - Slope of a Line - Concept Quiz 8.3: 7

Answer

False

Work Step by Step

When we simplify the first slope by putting the negative in the numerator out front, we get $-\frac{5}{2}$. When we simplify the second slope by putting the negative in the denominator out front, we get $-(-\frac{5}{2})=\frac{5}{2}$. Since $\frac{5}{2}\ne-\frac{5}{2}$, the statement is false.
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