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Write an equation for the line that passes through (0,7) and is perpendicular to the line whose equation is y=1/2x-1.

y-y1=m(x-x1)
y-7=2/1(x-0)
y-7=2x-0
y=2x+7(answer)

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asked by Jon
  1. The slope of the line you want is -2.
    (y-7) = -2(x-0)
    y = -2x + 7

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    posted by drwls
  2. Where did you get negative 2??

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    posted by Jon
  3. The product of the slopes of two perpendicular lines has to be -1. That should be in your textbook or class notes somewhere.

    (1/2) * -2 = -1

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