haltiamali
  • haltiamali
What is the slope of the line perpendicular to the line y=1/2x + 3? (Please explain as best as possible, I have a final tomorrow! I will give best response and become a fan!)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
To get the perpendicular line, just multiply the slope to get -1.
anonymous
  • anonymous
@Chlorophyll, you got a better explanation. I'm a little rusty.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Let m₁ is the given slope : ......? L₂ perpendicular with L₁ : m₂ = -1/ m₁

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haltiamali
  • haltiamali
So, I multiply 1/2x by..?
anonymous
  • anonymous
You can't follow the instruction ?!?
haltiamali
  • haltiamali
-.- Thanks.
anonymous
  • anonymous
-1/(1/2) so you flip the denominator and multiply. -1 x 2/1 = -2

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