Find the slope of a line perpendicular to the line passing through the given points P(6,-1) and Q(3,-2)

Sonia Rowland 2022-09-30 Answered
Find the slope of a line perpendicular to the line passing through the given points P(6,-1) and Q(3,-2)
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Joel Reese
Answered 2022-10-01 Author has 17 answers
A line passing through (6,−1) and (3,2)
has a slope of
m = ( - 1 ) - ( - 2 ) 6 - 3
= 1 3

If a line has slope m
then any line perpendicular to it has slope ( - 1 m )

The slope of a line perpendicular to the line passing through the given points P(6,-1) and Q(3,-2) is (−3)
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