# What is the perpendicular slope of 3?

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Mar 21, 2018

#### Explanation:

Perpendicular slopes are opposite reciprocals of each other.

Opposites: negative versus positive

3 is a positive number; therefore, its perpendicular slope must be negative

Reciprocals: multiplicative inverse (the two reciprocals must multiply to 1)

The reciprocal of 3 is