Posted by **Kate** 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!

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**Reiny**, 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

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**Kate**, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9:39pm
Thank you!

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