SOLUTION: Find the slope of a line parallel to the line through the points (-3, -10) and (-9, 2) If you can help it would be much appreciated!!! I'm extremely confused

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Inequalities Question 560710: Find the slope of a line parallel to the line through the points (-3, -10) and (-9, 2) If you can help it would be much appreciated!!! I'm extremely confusedAnswer by jim_thompson5910(28598)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Anything parallel to this line will have the same slope. So all we need to do is find the slope of the line that goes through these points. Note: is the first point . So this means that and . Also, is the second point . So this means that and . Start with the slope formula. Plug in , , , and Subtract from to get Subtract from to get Reduce So the slope of the line that goes through the points and is So therefore, any parallel line will also have a slope of -2. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you need more help, email me at jim_thompson5910@hotmail.com Also, please consider visiting my website: http://www.freewebs.com/jimthompson5910/home.html and making a donation. Thank you Jim -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------