# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #-5x-3y+8=0#?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 26, 2016

The slope of one line and the slope of a line perpendicular to the first line are negative inverses of each other.

#### Explanation:

If Line1 has slope

To find the slope of your line

So, your line has slope

The slope of a line that is perpendicular to your line above will be the negative inverse, that is:

(It's the lines that are perpendicular to each other, not the slopes. The slopes are negative inverses.)