Find the slope that is perpendicular to the line y=4x+5

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Find the slope that is perpendicular to the line y=4x+5
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Cameron Wallace
Answered 2022-10-12 Author has 8 answers
This equation is in slope-intercept form which is: y=mx+b
Where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept value.
Therefore we know the slope of this line is m=4
A line perpendicular to this line will have a slope (let's call it m p ) the negative inverse of the slope of the line given in the problem. Or m p = - 1 m
Substituting the slope we found above gives:
m p = - 1 4
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