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2-129.

What is the relationship between the slopes of perpendicular lines? If you know the slope of one of the lines, how can you find the slope of a line perpendicular to it? Homework Help ✎

Choose a number to represent the slope of line A.
Divide −1 by your number.
Simplify.
That is the slope of line B.
How do the slopes compare?

The slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals.