What is the slope of any line perpendicular to the line passing through #(-5,1)# and #(-14,-4)#?
See a solution process below:
First, we need to find the slope of the line containing the two points in the problem. The slope can be found by using the formula:
Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:
Let's call the slope of a perpendicular line:
The slope of a perpendicular line is: