# How do you find the slope perpendicular to #6x + 2y = 4#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 29, 2015

#### Answer:

Slope =

#### Explanation:

In order to find the perpendicular slope, first find the slope of the line you have. To do this, rearrange the equation so that the y is on its own and make sure that y has nothing multiplied to it.

Move 6 to the other side. (Subtract 6 from both sides).

Divide everything by two (so that there's no number multiplied to y).

From the equation, determine that the slope of original line

The perpendicular slope is the negative reciprocal. You can also think of it as a slope and its perpendicular slope will always multiply to equal

So, in this case, the slope