What is the slope of a line that is perpendicular to the line 2y – 3x = 8?


  1. Answer:

    – 2/3

    Step-by-step explanation:

    You are given the line 2y-3x=8 which could also be written as 2y=3x+8

    First you have to solve that and end up with a solid y so you do 2/2y=(3/2)x+8/2 which is y=(3/2)x+4

    In that form of a line the number next to the x its the slope so the slope its 3/2

    In perperndicular lines to find the slope you have to do S1*S2= -1… (S=slope)

    So… 3/2*S2= -1 and now you have to leave S2 alone to solve it so you divite it by 3/2 and you end up having

    S2= -2/3

    And thats the slope for the perperndicular line to 2y-3x =8

  2. Answer: -2/3

    Step-by-step explanation:

    The slope intercept form of that equation is y=(3/2)x+4, so the slope is 3/2.

    To find the perpendicular slope, you need to find the opposite reciprocal. The reciprocal of 3/2 is 2/3, the opposite of 2/3 is -2/3


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