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

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May 1, 2018

#### Answer:

To find perpendicular gradient,

#### Explanation:

Remember that the slope of the line is known as gradient, and is often represented as

First rearrange the function into the gradient-intercept form

Here we can see that the gradient of the function is 5, because

Next use

The perpendicular gradient is -0.2

May 1, 2018

#### Answer:

**Slope of a line perpendicular to** **is**

#### Explanation:

Slope of the line,

is

a line perpendicular to