SSAT Upper Level Math : Parallel Lines

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Upper Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of a line in slope-intercept form  is the value of . So, the slope of the line  is . That means that for the two lines to be parallel, the slope of the second line must also be .

Example Question #12 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel with the line with equation ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of a line in slope-intercept form  is the value of . So, the slope of the line  is  . That means that for the two lines to be parallel, the slope of the second line must also be .

Example Question #13 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of a line in slope-intercept form  is the value of . So, the slope of the line  is . That means that for the two lines to be parallel, the slope of the second line must also be .

Example Question #14 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line with the equation ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of a line in slope-intercept form  is the value of . So, the slope of the line  is . That means that for the two lines to be parallel, the slope of the second line must also be .

Example Question #15 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following equations is parallel to the line with the equation 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. The slope of a line in slope-intercept form  is the value of . So, the slope of the line  is . That means that for the two lines to be parallel, the slope of the second line must also be .

Example Question #16 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. Start by putting the given equation in  form to figure out its slope:

Subtract  from each side of the equation:

Divide each side of the equation by :

The slope of both this line and the one parallel to it must be .

Example Question #17 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. Start by putting the given equation in  form to figure out its slope.

Divide both sides of the equation by :

Subtract  from both sides of the equation:

Divide both sides of the equation by :

The given line has a slope of , so the answer choice equation needs to have a slope of  as well.

Example Question #18 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line with the equation 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. Start by putting the given equation in  form to figure out its slope.

Subtract  from each side of the equation:

Divide both sides of the equation by :

The given line has a slope of , so the answer choice equation will need to have a slope of  as well to be parallel to the given line.

Example Question #19 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line with the equation ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. Start by putting the given equation in  form to figure out its slope.

Subtract  from each side of the equation:

Divide each side of the equation by  and reduce:

The given line has a slope of , so the answer choice equation will need to have a slope of  as well to be parallel to the given line.

Example Question #20 : Parallel Lines

Which of the following lines is parallel to the line

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Parallel lines have the same slope. Start by putting the given equation in  form to figure out its slope.

Subtract  from each side of the equation:

Divide each side of the equation by :

Since the presented equation has a slope of , the correct answer choice's equation will also have a slope of . This makes the correct answer .

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