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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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    D also has slope 1/3, but the given point does indeed lie on line B.

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    Right

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    thank you both! :)

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    I agree,

    B is the correct choice.

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