# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #x - 5y = -10#?

##### 1 Answer

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

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

Where, if at all possible,

The slope of an equation in standard form is:

Substituting gives the slope of the line in the problem as:

Let's call the slope of a perpendicular line:

The slope of a line perpendicular to a line with slope

Substituting the slope for the line in the problem gives: