posted by Connie .
Find the distance between each pair of parallel lines
well, graph the lines
or find some points from them and then measure the distance through adding/ subtraction
sorry but that was no help to me
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 y-intercept 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.