How to Find the Distance Between Parallel Lines

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If the slope of a line is -5/8, what is the slope of the line perpendicular to it?

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1. If the slope of a line is 5/8, a line parallel to it will have a slope of _____

2. The distance between two parallel lines is along a line _____ to the parallel lines.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you practice math problems that require you to find the distance between two parallel lines. You'll apply geometry and algebra skills to solve several practice problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Find the slope of a line that's perpendicular to a line with a slope of -5/8
  • Calculate the slope of a line that's parallel to a line with a slope of 5/8
  • Complete a sentence describing the distance between two parallel lines
  • Figure out the distance between two points on a coordinate plane
  • Determine the distance between two lines in an equation

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you exercise the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve distance and slope practice problems
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding parallel and perpendicular lines on a graph
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding the distance between parallel lines

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this math concept, review the related lesson called How to Find the Distance Between Parallel Lines. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn how geometry and algebra skills can be used to find the distance between two parallel lines
  • Define slope-intercept form
  • Understand the concept of a negative reciprocal
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