Find the slope of a line that is perpendicular to V(3, 2), W(8, 5)

Hugh Soto 2022-09-13 Answered
Find the slope of a line that is perpendicular to V(3, 2), W(8, 5)
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lloviznennj
Answered 2022-09-14 Author has 12 answers
The formula for find the slope of a line is:
m = y 2 - y 1 x 2 - x 1
Where ( x 1 , y 1 ) and ( x 2 , y 2 ) are two points on the line.
Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:
m = 5 - 2 8 - 3 = 3 5
Let's call the slope of a perpendicular line: m p
The slope of a line perpendicular to a line with slope m is the negative inverse, or:
m p = - 1 m
Substituting the slope for the line in the problem gives:
m p = - 1 3 5 = - 5 3
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