Monday

October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Posted by **Katty** on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at 12:39pm.

The line you are given can have its equation rewritten im y = mx + b as:

y = 2x - 10/3

That tells you that is slope is m = 2. A line that is perpendicular to that must have a slope of -1/2, because the product of slopes of perpendicular lines must be m = -1. (Trust me on that one, or check your textbook.)

A new perpendicular line going through a point (x*,y*) will have the equation

y - y* = m (x - x*)

y - 2 = (-1/2)(x -(-6))

y - 2 = -x/2 - 3

y = -(x/2) -1

(y - )/(

Ignore the last line of my last answer. It's some leftover garbage I neglected to delete

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Math 116 - 1.Write an equation of the line containing the given points and ...

Math 116 - 1.Write an equation of the line containing the given points and ...

Math - Write an equation of the line containing the given point and ...

Intermediate Algebra - Write an equation of the line containing the given point ...

alegbra - Write an equation of the line containing the given point and ...

Algebra - graph the equation x-3=y (where do I plot the points?) find the ...

algrbra 1 - Write an equation of the line containing the given point and ...

algebra - Write an equation of the line containing the given point and ...

calculus - find an equation for the line with the given properties. express the ...

Geometry - How do I write an equation of a line perpendicular to the graph of -...