Question 275632: My grandson needs help and I am lost:
find the slope of any line that is perpendicular to the line 5x-2y=12. what are the steps?? Found 2 solutions by solver91311, josmiceli:Answer by solver91311(17077) (Show Source):
Start by determining the slope of the line represented by your given equation. To do that, put the given equation into slope-intercept form. To do that, solve the equation for in terms of everything else. For your problem, add to both sides of the equation and then multiply both sides of the equation by . The slope of the line represented by the given equation will then be the resulting coefficient on .
The slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals. That is to say:
So, once you have determined the slope of the line represented by the given equation, determine the negative reciprocal of that slope. If the slope is a fraction, turn the fraction over and change the sign.