If y=mx+b is the equation of a line perpendicular to the line y=5x-2, what is the value of m

QUESTION POSTED AT 01/06/2020 - 04:45 PM

Answered by admin AT 01/06/2020 - 04:45 PM

Answer:

The value of m is \frac{-1}{5} .

Step-by-step explanation:

As given

If y=mx+b is the equation of a line perpendicular to the line y=5x-2 .

By using the property

Line perpendicular to another line  has a slope that is the negative reciprocal of the slope of the other line.

Thus

m = \frac{-1}{5}

Therefore the value of m is \frac{-1}{5} .

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