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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.

 

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dierdurst Aug 25, 2018
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Thanks!

Olpers  Aug 25, 2018

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