What is the slope of the line perpendicular to  y=-1/3x+6 ?

Apr 8, 2018

color(red)("Slope of perpendicular line " m_1 = - 1/m = 3

Explanation:

Standard form of Slope-Intercept equation is $y = m x + c$

Given equation is $y = - \left(\frac{1}{3}\right) x + 6$

Hence $S l o p e \text{ } m = - \left(\frac{1}{3}\right)$

color(red)("Slope of perpendicular line " m_1 = - 1/m = -(1/(-1/3)) = 3