Perpendicular lines MYP Math

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Perpendicular lines MYP Math

Postby Nyla » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:55 pm

Slope of a line, perpendicular and parallel lines - MYP Mathematics

How can we find the slope of the line which is perpendicular to the line ?

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Re: Perpendicular lines MYP Math

Postby Jack » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:56 pm

Slope of a line, perpendicular and parallel lines - MYP Mathematics

If two lines are perpendicular their slopes are negative reciprocals and if two lines are parallel have equal slopes.
Regarding your question about the gradient of the line which is perpendicular to the line ,

let be the required slope then we have the following relation


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Re: Perpendicular lines MYP Math

Postby Nyla » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:56 pm

thanks jack!
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