# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #3x-5y=-8#?

##### 1 Answer

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

This equation is in Standard Form for a Linear Equation. The standard form of a linear equation is:

Where, if at all possible,

The slope of an equation in standard form is:

Substituting and calculating

Let's call the slope of the perpendicular line:

The formula to find the slope of a perpendicular line is:

Substituting the slope we calculated above gives: