# How do you find the slope of a line perpendicular to the line to the line through the points (7,-10) and (6,-1)?

##### 1 Answer

May 14, 2018

The perpendicular slope would be

#### Explanation:

Let's begin by finding the slope of the line through the two points,

Slope is The change in

and can be found using the equation

For the points given the coordinates are

Plug in the values and solve for slope

The line perpendicular to this line would have a slope that is the inverse of this line. Both in sign and reciprocal.

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