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8-121.

Two lines are perpendicular if their slopes are negative reciprocals.

Put each equation, including the one in the problem, into slope intercept form.

Solve for y.

2x − 5y = 3

−5y = −2x = 3

$y=\frac{2}{5}x+\frac{3}{5}$

$m=\frac{2}{5}$

$\text{For a perpendicular line, }m=-\frac{5}{2}.$

Solve for y.

Solve for y.

Solve for y.

Solve for y.

Correct!