# Determine whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.

• November 7th 2009, 05:10 PM
bball20
Determine whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.
Determine whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.

y=2x+ 4/3 and y= 3/4 -2x

(4/3 and 3/4 are fractions)
• November 7th 2009, 05:17 PM
Debsta
The gradient of a line in the form y = mx + c is "m".
Perpendicualr lines have gradients which multiply to give -1.
Anything else is neither.
• November 7th 2009, 05:20 PM
simpleas123
Quote:

Originally Posted by bball20
Determine whether the lines are parallel, perpendicular, or neither.

y=2x+ 4/3 and y= 3/4 -2x

(4/3 and 3/4 are fractions)

$y=\frac{4}{3} + 2x ,\qquad y=\frac{3}{4} - 2x$

Firstly look at the gradient $-2$ and $2$

Do they multiply togeather to make -1 ?
If not they are not perpendicular.