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given two equations of lines : y=-2x+4 and -2y= 4x-8 how do the lines compare

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The lines are the same if you divide both sides by -2 for the equation:-2y=4x-8 to get a slope formula. As you can see, after doing that, the equations are the same.

Step-by-step explanation:

y=-2x+4

-2y=4x-8

-2y/-2=(4x-8)/2

y=-2x+4
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They are the same line

Step-by-step explanation:

When you have equations of line and want to compare them, make sure the y is isolated (by itself)

the second equation -2y = 4x-8 is not isolated

To isolate, divide both sides by -2

$$\frac{-2y}{-2} =y$$

$$\frac{4x-8}{-2} = -2x+4$$

Now you have y=-2x+4, which is the same equation as the first!

(remember that if you divide a negative number by a negative number, you will get a positive one)
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