# SOLUTION: I am having a struggle in determining the slope on a graph and therefore, cannot graph parallel lines. Can you offer some helpful hints? Thank you, kelloggdmk

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 Question 176819: I am having a struggle in determining the slope on a graph and therefore, cannot graph parallel lines. Can you offer some helpful hints? Thank you, kelloggdmkAnswer by josmiceli(9686)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The slope on a graph has exactly the same definition as the slope of a roof. It is rise over run. For the slope of a roof, you measure how high the roof is and divide by the distance from the peak to the eaves, or the gutter On a graph, the formula for this is where the given points are (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) If the equation of the line is in this form: , then = slope For instance, The slope is Any line parallel to this one will also have a slope = And to measure this slope, you would start at some point on the line, say (0,17) which is the y-intercept, go up 2 units and see how far you went horizontally. It should be 3 units. That's the rise over run as in a roof.