How to Find the Slope of a Parallel Line


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Which of the following statements is true?

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1. Suppose a line has slope 5 and y-intercept (0,3). Another line passes through the points (2, 10) and (0, 0), and has y-intercept (0,0). Which of the following statements is true about the two lines?

2. If line 1 has slope 7, and line 2 runs parallel to line 1, what is the slope of line 2?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In mathematics, there are several different types of lines, and in this quiz you will use your knowledge to verify your understanding of the slopes of parallel lines. Quiz questions will ask you to recognize true statements about parallel lines and to solve sample problems about slopes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Let these evaluation tools help you gauge what you know about:

  • The characteristics of parallel lines
  • Recognizing the nature of two lines if the slope and plot points are given
  • Determining the slope of one line if the slope of a parallel line is known
  • Identifying the nature of two lines when the slopes and y-intercepts are given

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz can help you enhance the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about parallel lines in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve slope practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways to determine if two lines are parallel

Additional Learning

You can dig deeper into this topic by checking out the related lesson, How to Find the Slope of a Parallel Line. Once you find the answers to the quiz questions, read on about the following:

  • The formula to calculate slope
  • Real-world examples of slope and parallel lines
  • Facts about the slope of parallel lines