Find the slope of perpendicular lines
Perpendicular lines have slopes that are opposite reciprocals, like
. The slopes also have a product of -1.
Line t has a slope of . Line u is
line t. What
Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction, improper fraction, or integer.
Line u is perpendicular to line t, so its slope is the opposite reciprocal. Find the opposite reciprocal.
||Take the slope of line t
||Find the reciprocal
||Find the opposite
|The slope of line u is
Line j has a slope of
. Line w is perpendicular to line j. What is the slope of line w?
Simplify your answer and write it as a proper fraction or as a whole or mixed number.