Posted by Connie on Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 8:26pm.
Find the distance between each pair of parallel lines
y= 3/4x1
3x+4y=20
Please help

Geomety  Anonymous, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 8:39pm
well, graph the lines
or find some points from them and then measure the distance through adding/ subtraction

Geomety  Jake1214, Sunday, January 13, 2008 at 8:44pm
Let me first convert them into the same y = mx + b form:
>y = (3/4)x  1
>y = (3/4)x + 5
Okay, slopes are the same so you know they're parallel to each other. Looking at the yintercept you know that one has a coordinate of (0,1) and the other has a coordinate of (0,5).
Now knowing that information, you should be able to calculate the distance with the distance formula. If you still stuck, let me know.
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