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what is the slope of a line perpendicular to the line with equation y=1/2x-2?

 

 

A. -6

 

 

B. -1/6

 

 

C. 2

 

 

D. 6

 

 

 

P.S. pretend the numbers with the / between them are fractions

 Nov 17, 2017
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hey where's the words I typed them in

 Nov 17, 2017
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y  =  1/2x - 2     The graph of this equation is a line with a slope of  1/2 .

 

the slope of a line perpendicular to it  =  the negative reciprocal of  1/2        so...

the slope of a line perpendicular to it  =  - 2/1

the slope of a line perpendicular to it  =  - 2

 Nov 17, 2017

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