What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to V(3, 2), W(8, 5)?
See a solution process below:
The formula for find the slope of a line is:
Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:
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: