How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #5x - 3y =2#?
First, we need to find the slope of the line given in the problem. To do this we need to put this equation in the slope-intercept form.
The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is:
We can convert the equation from our problem to this form by solving for
The slope of this line is
For any line with slope
Therefore the slope of a line perpendicular to the line in the problem will be: