Posted by **Emma** on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:47pm.

May you please help me understand how to do this? Thanks

Give the slope of a line perpendicular to the given line.

1. y=3x+5

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:51pm
slope of this line is 3.

the slope of the perpendicular is the negative recirpocal, or -1/3

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**Emma**, Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 9:58pm
Oh ok I get it. Is there any work to show to get this answer?

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