Find the slope that is perpendicular to the line 5x+2y=8

Juan Leonard 2022-10-20 Answered
Find the slope that is perpendicular to the line 5x+2y=8
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Miah Scott
Answered 2022-10-21 Author has 19 answers
Rewrite the equation of the line in slope-intercept form, y=mx+b.
Subtract 5x from both sides:
2y=−5x+8
Divide both sides by 2:
y = - 5 2 x + 4
Please observe that the slope, m = - 5 2
The slope, n, of a perpendicular line will be:
n = - 1 m
n = - 1 - 5 2
n = 2 5
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