How do you find the slope perpendicular to x - y = 16?

Mar 1, 2016

Slope(m)= $- 1$

Explanation:

We know that,The equation of a straight line is given by,
$y = m x + c$
where, m represents the gradient or slope and c represents y - intercept.

Comparing the given equation with $y = m x + c$ we get,

$y = x - 16$
$y = \left(- 1\right) x + 16$
i.e (=y=mx+c)

So slope(m)= $- 1$