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condition of orthogonality

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Let two straight lines of the $xy$-plane have the slopes $m_1$ and $m_2$. \,The lines are at right angles to each other iff $m_1$ and $m_2$ are the {\em opposite inverses} of each other, i.e. \PMlinkname{iff}{Biconditional} 
                             \[m_1m_2 = -1.\]

\textbf{Example.} \,The lines \,$y = (1+\sqrt{2})x$\, and \,$y = (1-\sqrt{2})x$\, are at right angles to each other.