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Normal Line: Definition & Equation

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Which of these phrases best describes the relationship between the tangent line of a curve and the normal line of a curve?

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1. If the slope of a tangent line to a curve at a point is -4/5, what would the slope of the normal line to the same curve at the same point be?

2. If a normal line has a slope of -3 and went through the point (1,2), what is the equation of the normal line?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of normal lines and how they work with tangent lines is tested by this quiz. Several questions on this quiz deal with equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See if you can answer questions that involve:

  • The relationship between tangent lines and normal lines
  • Normal line slopes
  • Equations of normal lines

Skills Practiced

You should concentrate on practicing these skills related to studying:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on normal lines
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the slope of a normal line
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the equation of a normal line

Additional Learning

The lesson that accompanies this quiz, entitled Normal Line: Definition & Equation, is available to teach you more about this subject. If you study this lesson you will be able to increase what you know about:

  • Terms related to normal lines
  • Graphs of normal lines
  • Four steps for finding the equation of a normal line
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