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Q: What is the slope of the line perpendicular to the line y equals 2 divided by 5x plus 10?

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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.

The slope of a perpendicular line is not defined.

If two nonvertical lines are perpendicular, then the product of their slope is -1.An equivalent way of stating this relationship is to say that one line is perpendicular to another line if its slope is the negative reciprocal of the slope of the other. For example, if a line has slope 3, any line having slope - 1/3 is perpendicular to it. Similarly, if a line has slope - 4/5, any line having the slope 5/4 is perpendicular to it.

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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

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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For any two perpendicular lines (save a vertical and a horizontal one), the product of their slopes is always -1. For two perpendicular lines with one having a slope of -2, the other will have a slope equal to -1 divided by -2, which equals 1/2.

The slope is -0.2

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The slope of the perpendicular to a line has a slope which is the negative reciprocal of the original line's slope.The negative reciprocal of x is -1/xSo in this case, where the slope is -2 the perpendicular line has the slope -1/(-2) or simply 1/2

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