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Posted by on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 8:21pm.

Please let me know if I figured this out correctly.
Directions:Write an equation for the line that is perpendicular to the given line and that passes through the given point.
1) y=x-3; (4,6) Answer: y=-x-10

Thank you!

  • Math - , Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:30pm

    no, (4,6) does not satisfy your new equation.

    The new equation has to be
    y = -x + b, but (4,6) lies on it, so
    6 = -4 + b
    b = 10

    new equation is

    y = -x + 10

  • Math - , Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Thank you!

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