Find the slope of the line perpendicular to y=−12/5x+15



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Find the slope of the line perpendicular to y = - 12 5 x + 15

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Beginner2022-09-08Added 3 answers

The slope of this line is - 12 5 .
Perpendicular lines have opposite reciprocal slopes. To find an opposite reciprocal, multiply by −1 and flip the numerator and denominator.
Hence the opposite reciprocal of - 12 5 and the slope of a line perpendicular to a line with a slope of - 12 5 is 5 12 .

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