# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line y=-4x+2?

Dec 23, 2016

I found $\frac{1}{4}$

#### Explanation:

The slope $m$ of you line is the coefficient of $x$, i.e., $m = - 4$;
The perpendicular will have slope:

$\textcolor{red}{m \bot = - \frac{1}{m}}$

$m \bot = - \frac{1}{- 4} = \frac{1}{4}$