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anonymous
 3 years ago
If you are finding the line perpendicular to x + 3y = 5, what is the slope of the perpendicular line?
A. 3/5
B. 1/3
C. 3
D. 3
anonymous
 3 years ago
If you are finding the line perpendicular to x + 3y = 5, what is the slope of the perpendicular line? A. 3/5 B. 1/3 C. 3 D. 3

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anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you are finding the line perpendicular to x + 3y = 5, what is the slope of the perpendicular line? A. 3/5 B. 1/3 C. 3 D. 3 please help

piasolywoda
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When two lines are perpendicular, the product of their slopes is 1. To answer this question, find the slope of the linear equation given; To do this, solve it for y; 3y = x + 5; divide both sides by 3: y = 1/3 x + 5/3; and the slope is the coefficient of the variable x. In this case, the slope of the given line is 1/3. The slope of the line perpendicular to the given line is found by computing the negative reciprocal of 1/3. Look at your list of options and decide which one is the negative reciprocal of 1/3 and you should conclude that C is the correct answer.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you. that really explains it
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