A very simple and noob question, sorry for this.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpendicular I found that two lines are perpendicular if and only if the product of their slopes is -1.

If I have two lines described by the following equations:

y = ax + b

g = cx + d

then they're perpendicular if ac = -1 right? Okay...

What's the explanation for this? How do I conclude that they're only perpendicular if and only if the product of their slopes is -1?

Just another little question: the slope of a line is the tangent of the angle between the line and the x-axis? that's right?

Thank you

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