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What is the slope of a line perpendicular to the line containing the points (4,-7) and (5,-1)\? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Jun 3, 2021

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m = slope between the two points

   = ( -7 - -1) /(4-5) = -6/-1 = 6   

 

perpindicular slope = - 1/m =   - 1/6

 Jun 3, 2021
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m = slope between the two points

   = ( -7 - -1) /(4-5) = -6/-1 = 6   

 

perpindicular slope = - 1/m =   - 1/6

ElectricPavlov Jun 3, 2021

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