**Parallel lines **have the same slope and will never intersect. Parallel lines continue, literally, forever without touching (assuming that these lines are on the same plane).

Parallel Lines in greater depth

On the other hand, the slope of **perpendicular lines **are the negative reciprocals of each other, and a pair of these lines intersects at 90 degrees.

Perpendicular Lines in greater depth

### Example of Parallel Lines

As you can see from the diagram below, these lines

- have the same slope
- 2

- are never going to intersect

### Example of Perpendicular Lines

As you can see from the picture below:

- the slope of these lines are negative reciprocals
- $$\frac{2}{3}$$ and $$-\frac{3}{2}$$ are negative reciprocals

- these lines are perpendicular and intersect at 90 degrees

### Parallel lines in greater depth

Both of the lines below have the same slope: $$ \frac{1}{2} $$

Therefore these lines are **parallel** and will never meet.

Yes these lines have the same slope, 2, and clearly are never going to intersect.

**Yes**

The slope of line 1 is -2 and that of line 2 is $$ \frac{1}{2}$$

-2 and $$ \frac{1}{2}$$ are negative reciprocals so the liens are perpendicular

**Yes**

Line 5 's slope is $$ \frac{3}{2} $$ and line 6 's is $$ -\frac{2}{3} $$ , which are negative reciprocals.

**Yes**

They are not perpendicular because their slopes are **not** negative reciprocals of one another.