# What is the slope of a line perpendicular to 2x - y - 8 = 0?

slope of a line perpendicular to the given line is -1/2

First, we determine the line's slope.

then the flipped opposite of it would be the slope of a line perpendicular to it.

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The slope of a line perpendicular to 2x - y - 8 = 0 is the negative reciprocal of the slope of the given line.

Rearranging the equation to slope-intercept form: y = 2x - 8

The slope of the given line is 2.

Therefore, the slope of a line perpendicular to it is -1/2.

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