Posted by Will on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 9:59pm.
what is the equation for the perpendicular bisector of the line segment whose endpoints are (7,2) (1,6)

Math  julia, Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 10:35pm
The formula is yy1= m*(xx1)
1. Find the midpoint= [(x1x2)/2, (y1y2)/2]
you will get (4,2)
2. Find slope m1= [2(6)]/[7(1)]= 8/6=4/3
3. find the slope of the perpendicular line
m1*m2=1
4/3*m2= 1
m2= 3/4
4. Plug in given points (7,2) and (1,6) and m2 in the formula that I wrote in the beginning
y(2)=3/4(x(4))
y+2=3/4(x+4)
y+2=3/4x+3
y=3/4x+1 this is the equation your were looking for.
Please, make sure the numbers are correct and double check the math (in case of typo), but the actual idea is correct.

Math  roberto, Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:19am
Indicate the equation of the line that is the perpendicular bisector of the segment with endpoints (4, 1) and (2, 5).
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