math

posted by .

Find the slope of the lines that are (a) parallel lines (b) perpendicular lines to the lines passing through the pair of points (3, 4)(2,-1)

  • math -

    Find the slope of the line joining your two given points (you should know how to do that)

    A line parallel will have the same slope

    A line perpendicular will have a slope which is the negative reciprocal of the given slope

    let me know what you get

  • math -

    Slope is 5
    Parallel is 5 or 1/5
    Perpendicular is -5

  • math -

    your slope of the given line is correct as 5

    Then a parallel line also has a slope of 5

    a perpendicular line will have slope of -1/5

    your statement of
    "Parallel is 5 or 1/5" is illogical.

    same for " perpendicular is -5" , makes no sense to me.
    Perpendicular is a property, -5 is a quantity
    That is like saying " funny is -5"

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. math

    this problem seems with too many numbers that i don't know where to start. or even how.I have to answer the problem on top not the one that says number 27. The problem: Geometry. For the floor plans given in exercise 27, determine …
  2. MATH

    For the floor plans given in exercise27, determine whether the side through the points (2, 3) and (11, 6) is perpendicular to the side through the points (2, 3) and (-3, 18). Compute the slopes of the two lines. If the product of the …
  3. Plz Check My Geometry

    Out of 30 questions these few I struggled with. I put what I feel was right but to be sure I would like some one to check my answers and if there wrong redirect me on how to get the correct answer.( after the = is the answer i think …
  4. Plz Check My Geometry

    Out of 30 questions these few I struggled with. I put what I feel was right but to be sure I would like some one to check my answers and if there wrong redirect me on how to get the correct answer.( after the = is the answer i think …
  5. Plz Check my Geometry(sOo0n)

    1.) Given points A(-4, 5), B(2, 3), C(0, 4) and D(5, 0), decide if AB and CD are parallel, perpendicular or neither. =Neither 2.)Given the equations y = 1x + 7 and y = 3x - 2, decide whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular or …
  6. geometry

    Martin drew a pair of perpendicular lines and a pair of parallel lines. Which of these statements best compares the pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines?
  7. Algebra 1

    1.To solve the linear system below, which substitution of unkowns is proper ?
  8. math

    Find the slope of the lines that are (a) parallel lines (b) perpendicular lines to the lines passing through the pair of points (3, 4)(2,-1)
  9. math help`

    is it true that no matter what the ordered pair is that parallel lines have the same slope and perpendicular lines some is always -1
  10. geometry

    find the slope of a line that passes through the following points. (4,5) and (3,0) using the perpendicular and parallel slopes write slope intercept form equations for both perpendicular and parallel lines all perpendicular lines pass …

More Similar Questions