# What is the slope of the line perpendicular to # y=13/5x-3 #?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 21, 2015

#### Explanation:

The slope of *any* line perpendicular to a line of slope

In our example, the equation is in slope intercept form, so the slope is easily read as the coefficient of

Hence the slope of any line perpendicular to this line is:

#-1/(13/5) = -5/13#