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    Solve: The Slope of a Perpendicular Line

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    Consider the line x+5y = 5.

    Please address the following questions:
    What is the slope of a line perpendicular to this line?
    What is the slope of a line parallel to this line?

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    Rewrite the slope in the standard form:
    x + 5y = 5
    5y = -x + 5
    y = -x/5 + 1
    The slope of this line ...

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