Posted by **karen** on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:29am.

(K+1)x+2y=6; M=k-2

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**Steve**, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:38am
Apparently you mean that M is the slope. Most folks use lower-case letters.

In any case, we have

2y = -(k+1)x + 6

y = -(k+1)/2 x + 3

The slope is -(k+1)/2

-(k+1)/2 = k-2

-(k+1) = 2k - 2

-k-1 = 2k-2

3k = 1

k = 1/3

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**Steve**, Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:40am
oops

-(k+1) = 2k - 4

-k-1 = 2k-4

3k=3

k=1

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