# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #5x + 2y = 6#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 26, 2017

See the 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:

Therefore the slope of

Let the slope of the perpendicular line be:

The formula for the slope of a perpendicular line is:

Substituting gives: