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If the slope of the equations are the same then they are parallel If the slope of the equations are minus reciprocal then they are perpendicular If the slope of the equations are different then they are neither

if they are parallel they run side by side forever and will never cross. if they are perpendicular they will cross at a 90 degree angle. You can also tell just by looking at the equations for the lines if they are in the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept). When two lines are parallel, they have the same slope. When two lines are perpendicular, the slope of one is the negative reciprocal of the slope of other. For example, a line with a slope of 2 is perpendicular to a line with a slope of -½, and a line with a slope of 1 is perpendicular to a line with a slope of -1. (y = 1 and x = 1 are perpendicular because the slope of y = 1 is zero, the slope of x = 1 is infinity, the reciprocal of infinity is zero, and negative zero equals zero.)

In a graph, you first must find the slopes of both lines using the rise over run method or by using the x2-x1 over y2-y1 method known as slope formula. The lines will be perpendicular if the slope of one line is opposite reciprocal of the other. the opposite reciprocal of 1/2 is -2

two ways : 1. calculate the slope of the two lines, if it is same, they are parallel. 2. draw a perpendicular line ( 90 degrees) from on of the lines and if it intersects the other line at 90degrees then they are parallel -HD

If you can find the slope of both lines, then yes you can tell. The slope for parallel lines is the same - so if your slopes are the same, your lines are parallel. If you are measuring (less exact) the lines will be the same distance apart everywhere.

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If the slope of the equations are the same then they are parallel If the slope of the equations are minus reciprocal then they are perpendicular If the slope of the equations are different then they are neither

if they are parallel they run side by side forever and will never cross. if they are perpendicular they will cross at a 90 degree angle. You can also tell just by looking at the equations for the lines if they are in the slope-intercept form (y = mx + b, where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept). When two lines are parallel, they have the same slope. When two lines are perpendicular, the slope of one is the negative reciprocal of the slope of other. For example, a line with a slope of 2 is perpendicular to a line with a slope of -½, and a line with a slope of 1 is perpendicular to a line with a slope of -1. (y = 1 and x = 1 are perpendicular because the slope of y = 1 is zero, the slope of x = 1 is infinity, the reciprocal of infinity is zero, and negative zero equals zero.)

In a graph, you first must find the slopes of both lines using the rise over run method or by using the x2-x1 over y2-y1 method known as slope formula. The lines will be perpendicular if the slope of one line is opposite reciprocal of the other. the opposite reciprocal of 1/2 is -2

two ways : 1. calculate the slope of the two lines, if it is same, they are parallel. 2. draw a perpendicular line ( 90 degrees) from on of the lines and if it intersects the other line at 90degrees then they are parallel -HD

Where the slope is steep the contour lines will come close together.

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I don't exactly understand what you are trying to say in this question. However, one thing I can tell you about the slope of parallel lines is that they are equal. Parallel lines must have the same slope.

The closer the lines are together, the steeper the slope, the further apart they are the more gradual the slope.

If you can find the slope of both lines, then yes you can tell. The slope for parallel lines is the same - so if your slopes are the same, your lines are parallel. If you are measuring (less exact) the lines will be the same distance apart everywhere.

How steep the slope is.

Slope of line 1 is 1/3 and slope of line 2 is 1/3 which means the lines are parallel

By looking st two linear equations you can tell that the corresponding lines are parallel when the slope is the same. The slope controls where the line is.

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