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karatechopper

  • 2 years ago

what happens when your slope is undefined and you have to write a line perpendicular to it? how would u do that?

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  1. Mrs.Math101
    • 2 years ago
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    slope undefined is= to any number say x/0

  2. karatechopper
    • 2 years ago
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    ?

  3. sunsetlove
    • 2 years ago
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    the slope is x/0 u can tell by the line i beleive

  4. karatechopper
    • 2 years ago
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    no i have to fine the slope and it ended up as -6/0 and then the second part of question was to write an equation with perpendicular slope

  5. karatechopper
    • 2 years ago
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    how will i do that?

  6. NightShade
    • 2 years ago
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    The slope of a vertical line is undefined i.e x/0. Now if your are told to find or write the equation of a line perpendicular to it, then you simply have to remember one thing. Slopes of perpendicular lines are negative reciprocals of each other and vertical lines and horizontal lines are perpendicular to each other.Thus in this case the slope of the horizontal line would be simple 0

  7. phi
    • 2 years ago
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    a horizontal line is perpendicular to a vertical line. a horizontal line has slope 0

  8. phi
    • 2 years ago
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    notice that the rule -1/m works for m= -6/0 you get 0/6 = 0 for the slope of the perpendicular line

  9. NightShade
    • 2 years ago
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    vertical line -6/0-------->negative ricprocal for perpindcular line---->0/6 or 0

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