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Q: What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to the line whose equation is 2x plus y equals 8?

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the slope will be positive 1.5x the whole equation is y=4.5+1.5x

It is -1/2

- 1/3

Without an equality sign it can't be considered to be an equation but in general if the slope was 3 then the perpendicular would be -1/3

20x+12y = 2012 12y = -20x+2012 y = -5/3x+503/3 Therefore the perpendicular slope is the positive reciprocal -5/3 which is 3/5

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It is: -1/2

the slope will be positive 1.5x the whole equation is y=4.5+1.5x

It is -1/2

- 1/3

3x+y = 4 y = -3x+4 Perpendicular slope: 1/3

4y= -3x + 12 y = -3/4x + 3 The perpendicular slope is 4/3

If you mean y = 2x+5 then the perpendicular slope is -1/2

Get the slope of the given line, by putting it into slope-intercept form. Then you can divide minus one by this slope, to get the slope of any perpendicular line.

y = 0That's the equation of the x-axis.Its slope is zero.

x - 4y = 3 is the slope of a line perpendicular to line whose equation is y -5 3x plus 8 3.

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