# How do you find the slope that is perpendicular to the line #y=7/5x - 2#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 23, 2017

The slope is

#### Explanation:

The slope of a line in slope intercept form (

In this case, the slope is

To find the slope of a perpendicular line, we simply use the negative reciprocal of the number. The reciprocal of

Therefore, the negative reciprocal of

The slope of a perpendicular line is therefore

In other cases, you might need to manipulate the equation to get it in slope intercept form.