# What is the slope of any line perpendicular to the line passing through #(16,6)# and #(-2,-13)#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 3, 2018

#### Explanation:

Let's first find the slope of the line passing through the aforementioned points

Perpendicular slopes are opposite reciprocals of each other

To make something the opposite of another number, add a negative sign in front of it (a positive number's opposite will be negative, a negative number's opposite will be positive)

To find the reciprocal of a number, switch the numerator and denominator