What is the slope of a line parallel to \(2x+4y=-17\)? Express your answer as a common fraction.
The standard form of the equation is 2x + 4y = -17.
However, when putting this into slope-intercept form we can do this by:
4y = -2x - 17
y = -1/2x - 17/4.
So the slope of the line is -1/2.
(Please tell me if my answer is wrong)
It's right, thanks!