Perpendicular Slope: Definition & Examples


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What is the slope of the line through the points (3, 7) and (-4, 8)?

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1. What is the measure of the angle between perpendicular lines?

2. What is the slope of the line that is perpendicular to the line with slope -7 / 8?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and worksheet, discover how well you can apply the rules of perpendicular slopes. Demonstrate your ability to solve for general and perpendicular slope, given a set of points or one slope.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself with questions that cover:

  • Finding the slope of a line when you are given two coordinate points
  • The angle that must exist between two lines in order to call them perpendicular
  • Solving for a perpendicular slope when you know the slope of any line

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - solve practice problems asking you to find slope and perpendicular slope
  • Information recall - know the angle relationship between perpendicular lines
  • Knowledge application - use your ability to solve slope problems to figure out if lines are perpendicular

Additional Learning

In the lesson called Perpendicular Slope: Definition & Examples, you can review the following objectives:

  • Review what perpendicular lines are
  • See graphic examples of perpendicular lines
  • Renew your understanding of the concept of slope
  • Learn the formula for finding slope using points or a linear equation
  • Use slope to graph a line
  • Find out how to determine the slope of a perpendicular line given two points