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

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Jan 25, 2017

#### Answer:

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, we need to transform this equation to the slope-intercept form by solving for

The slope-intercept form of a linear equation is:

Where

Therefore the slope of this line is

A line perpendicular to the line in the problem with have a slope which is the negative inverse of the slope of given line or

Substituting the slope we obtained of

The slope of a perpendicular line will have a slope of