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# Find 'p' if the equations forming the straight lines

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Find 'p' if the equations forming the straight lines [#permalink]  06 Mar 2004, 16:24
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Find 'p' if the equations forming the straight lines 2x+4y+7=0 and px+8y+9=0 are perpendicular to each other.

-4
8
-16
-16/3

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Product of slopes m1 & m2= -1
(-1/2)&(-p/8) = -1
p = -16!!
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