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What is the slope of the line perpendicular to the line y = -5x + 9?

Aug 25, 2018

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The slope of this line is $$-5$$. In order for two lines to be perpendicular, their slope's must have a product of $$-1$$. So $$-5x = -1$$, solving this we can get $$x = \frac{1}{5}$$$$\frac{1}{5}$$ is your slope.

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Aug 25, 2018

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The slope of this line is $$-5$$. In order for two lines to be perpendicular, their slope's must have a product of $$-1$$. So $$-5x = -1$$, solving this we can get $$x = \frac{1}{5}$$$$\frac{1}{5}$$ is your slope.

- Daisy

dierdurst Aug 25, 2018
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Thanks!

Olpers  Aug 25, 2018