# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #5x+2y=8#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 7, 2016

Please see the explanation for steps leading to the slope of any perpendicular line equal to

#### Explanation:

Given:

Rewrite the equation of the line in slope-intercept form,

Subtract 5x from both sides:

Divide both sides by 2:

Please observe that the slope,

The slope, n, of a perpendicular line will be: