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rockets31
 4 years ago
how would you find the slope of a line that is perpendicular to y=3x+1; that passes through 2,2
rockets31
 4 years ago
how would you find the slope of a line that is perpendicular to y=3x+1; that passes through 2,2

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Perpendicular lines have slopes that multiply to 1. The line y = 3x+1 has a slope of 3. So, a line perpendicular to it will have a slope of?

rockets31
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok 3 then thanks had a brain fart

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let slopes of the lines be m1 and m2. When they are perpendicular, m1 * m2 = 1. In our case, you are given m1 = 3. Since 3 * m2 = 1, m2 = 1/3.
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