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Solve: The Slope of a Perpendicular Line

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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