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2020-11-22

True or False? In Exercises 99 and 100, determine whether the statement is true or false. Justify your answer, : 99. The line through (−8,2) and (−1,4) and the line through (0,−4) and (−7,7) are parallel.

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The given statement is False.
Reason: The slope of the line passing through the points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) is given by
$m=\frac{y1-y2}{x1-x2}$
Using this formula the slope of the line through (−8,2) and (−1,4) is given by
$m1=\frac{2-4}{-8+1}=\frac{2}{7}$
And the slope of the line through (0,−4) and (−7,7) is
$m2=\frac{-4-7}{0+7}=-\left(\frac{11}{7}\right)$
Since, the slopes m1 and m2 are not equal or not proportional, the given lines are not parallel.

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