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

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#### Answer:

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, let's put the equation 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 for

Now, let's call the slope for the line perpendicular to this

The rule of perpendicular slopes is:

Substituting the slope we calculated gives:

#### Answer:

**Slope of line is**

#### Explanation:

The slope of the line

lines is

Slope of line perpendicular to the line