How to Find the Slope of a Perpendicular Line


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How do you figure out the slope of a line perpendicular to one you already know?

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1. What is a perpendicular line?

2. Why is it useful to know slope?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of slope and perpendicular lines with this interactive quiz and printable worksheet. After answering fundamental questions about slope, you will be asked to find the slope of a perpendicular line based on slope.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments ask you questions like:

  • What are perpendicular lines?
  • How does rise over run work?
  • Why do we need slope?
  • How is slope calculated?

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- use the knowledge you've attained regarding the components of slope
  • Defining key concepts- make certain that you can correctly define the term perpendicular
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to find slope of a perpendicular line

Additional Learning

To gather more information, check out the supplementary lesson called How to Find the Slope of a Perpendicular Line. This lesson discusses the following concepts:

  • Slope
  • Rise over run as a fraction
  • Using perpendicular lines to solve a problem