# Given that the slope of a line is -1/5, what is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to it?

Slope is 5

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The perpendicular slope of any original slope is derived by negating the original slope and then "flipping" the fraction. By "flipping" the fraction, I mean find the inverse of the original slope. So for example:

Step 1. Negate the original slope. Remember that a negative of a negative is a positive.

Step 2. "Flip" the fraction, finding it's inverse. Remember that whole numbers can be turned automatically into fractions by placing them over a 1.

More generally, you can always find the perpendicular slope using this formula:

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All you have to do is remember and follow the method in the first bit of the explanation.

The rest is supportive expansion and contains the actual solution.

This s true for any straight or curved line graph.

The only difference is that for a straight line it is a constant value but for a curved line it changes to suit the gradient at each and every point

For every 1 along you go up 5

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The slope of a line perpendicular to a line with slope m is the negative reciprocal of m. Therefore, if the slope of one line is -1/5, the slope of a line perpendicular to it is the negative reciprocal of -1/5, which is 5.

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The slope of a line perpendicular to a line with slope ( m ) is the negative reciprocal of ( m ).

So, if the slope of a line is ( -\frac{1}{5} ), the slope of a line perpendicular to it is ( \frac{5}{1} ) or simply ( 5 ).

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When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

When evaluating a one-sided limit, you need to be careful when a quantity is approaching zero since its sign is different depending on which way it is approaching zero from. Let us look at some examples.

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