Posted by **cyrus** on Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 7:17am.

find the equation of the line containing the points (2, -3) and has a slope perpendicular to the line 3x-5y+6=0

- math -
**Reiny**, Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 7:23am
If two lines are perpendicular, then their slopes are the negative reciprocals of each other.

If the equation of one line is Ax + By + C = 0, then a perpendicular line would look like Bx - Ay + K = 0

So your new line would be 5x + 3y + K = 0

sub in the given point (2,-3), solve for K and you are done.

This is the easiest way to solve this type of question.

- math -
**aaron**, Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 4:29pm
whats 5+5

## 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 mrs.sue plz help i a confused. - 1. Find the slope of a line that is ...
- Algebra - graph the equation x-3=y (where do I plot the points?) find the ...
- Math Ms. Sue please - 4. The data in the table are linear. Use the table to find...
- Writing this equation - how do I write the equation of a line perpendicular to ...
- math plz - hi, is there an equation to finding the perpendicular bisector of a ...
- math 2 questions!!! - 7. Find the slope of a line that is parallel to the line ...
- Math - I had an assignment containing 45 problems, and I am unsure of 4, can you...
- Math - I had an assignment containing 45 problems, and I am unsure of 4, can you...

More Related Questions