What is the slope of a line perpendicular to the line with equation y = 5x – 2? A. –5 B. 5 C. 1/5 D. –2

@TakeA.I.M. Do you have an idea of which answer choice is correct and why?

Idk but im guesssing it 5

Perpendicular lines, as long as neither is vertical, the product of their slopes is -1 - every time!

when you see perpendicular slope you should automatically think negative reciprocal it should be -1/5

How though?

How is it -1/5? How did you get the answer

perpendicular means to flip it so you have a 5x slope right?

yea so

so if you flip the five it is going to be 1/5 right? and then you negate it it is just a thing you have to know i did this 2 years ago and somehow i never forgot it

ok thnx

so that is how i got -1/5

i hope i explained it good enough

Yea you did well :D

okay great glad to hear that and next time you see a problem think negative reciprocal and you will get it every time.

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