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Q: What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to the graph of 8x plus y equals 6?

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The slope of the perpendicular is -(1/2) .

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If the line has a slope of 2, then the perpendicular line has a slope of -1/2. The slope of a perpendicular line is the negative reciprocal. Another example would be if the slope of a line is -1/4, then the slope of the perpendicular is 4.

Solve the line equation for "y", to get it in slope-intercept form. You can immediately read the slope from this equation.Divide -1 by (slope of this first line) to get the slope of the second line - the one perpendicular to the given line. Write an equation for any line with this slope.

The slope of a perpendicular line is not defined.

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-- The slope of the graph of [ 4x + y = 2 ] is -4.-- The slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals.-- The slope of any line perpendicular to [ 4x + y = 2 ] is 1/4 .

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Slope of a line perpendicular to x-y=16

The slope of the perpendicular is -(1/2) .

Slope of given line = -3 Therefore, slope of perpendicular = 1/3

Slope of the given line is 3/7 So slope of perpendicular line is -7/3

Slope of given line = 3 So slope of perpendicular = -1/3

That line is horizontal on the graph. Its slope is zero.

Gradient of given line is 2.1/5 = 21/50 So gradient (slope) of perpendicular is -50/21 = -2.381 (to 3 dp)

The line x = -4 is vertical, so a line that is perpendicular to it is horizontal, so its slope is 0.

For the line 2x + y = 8 , the slope equals ( -2 ) so the required slope of the line which is perpendicular to it is equal to (+1/2 )

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