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  • one year ago

Not looking for answer, looking for help. Don't know how to figure this question What is the slope of a line perpendicular to the line with equation y = 5x – 2

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  1. ikram002p
    • one year ago
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    what have you tried so far ?

  2. ikram002p
    • one year ago
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    i recommend @dan815 to help

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I don't know how to like set it up

  4. ikram002p
    • one year ago
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    can you find slope of y=5x-2 ?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    No

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh 5

  7. Loser66
    • one year ago
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    if you call the slope of the given line is \(m_1\), then, the slope of the required line, namely \(m_2\) will be \(m_2= -\dfrac{1}{m_1}\), so, \(m_2=??\)

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so 1/5 ?

  9. Loser66
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    where is the minus sign?

  10. anonymous
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    Huh?

  11. Loser66
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1435110295146:dw|

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh I wasn't sure, both were an option

  13. anonymous
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    so -1/5

  14. Loser66
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    yup

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks man!

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