Posted by **caduceus** on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:15pm.

Which choice is the equation of a line that passes through the point (–6, –2) and is perpendicular to the line represented by this equation?

y = −3x + 1

A. 3x + y = 1

B. y = 1/3x

C. y = −3x

D. −3y = −x + 1

isn't the answer to this B, since the negative reciprocal of -3x is 1/3?

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**Steve**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:23pm
D also has slope 1/3, but the given point does indeed lie on line B.

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**Kuai**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:24pm
Right

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**caduceus**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:24pm
thank you both! :)

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**Reiny**, Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 8:25pm
I agree,

B is the correct choice.

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