# How do you find the slope of a line perpendicular to #5x-2y=-1#?

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Apr 1, 2015

Remember that given a slope,

Re-write the given equation

The slope of the given equation is

and the slope of a line perpendicular to it is

Apr 1, 2015

The slope is:

Perpendicular lines' slopes are negative reciprocals.

The slope of line

So

We need to find