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    lindaklee Posts: 7, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 5, 2006, 11:10 PM
    the slope
    What is the slope of the line parallel to -2x-y=6?
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    Apr 6, 2006, 12:55 AM
    -2

    so what is it w these random posts?

    its like your trying to test the site or play a trivia game?
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    Apr 6, 2006, 04:34 AM
    HI,
    The slope-intercept form of an equation is:
    y = mx + b, where m is the slope, and b is the y-intercept.
    Your equation is:
    -2x - y = 6
    So, changing it around; y = -2x - 6.
    The slope of the line, with your equation is -2.
    If two lines are parallel, they have the same slope.
    So, the slope of another line, parallel to yours, is -2.

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