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  • 4 years ago

What is the equation of the line that passes through the point (6, 1) and is perpendicular to the line y = –3x + 2

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  1. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    What is the slope of y = -3x = 2?

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    y = –3x + 3 y = –3x – 9 y = x – 1 y = x + 19

  3. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    y = -3x+2, what is it's slope?

  4. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    No, sweetheart, that is not right.

  5. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Those are the choices for answers and he/she is asking you to just pick one and give the answer.

  6. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    That's why I kept asking you what the slope is. Because the slope of the perpendicular is the negative reciprocal of the slope of the given line.

  7. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Well none of those are correct.

  8. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Because none have slope 1/3

  9. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Agree. But, the "asker" is absent. So, I don't know what to say.

  10. Mertsj
    • 4 years ago
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    Well, maybe you should just solve it for her and then we can leave.

  11. Directrix
    • 4 years ago
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    y= -3x + 2 has slope -3. The slope of a line perpendicular to y=-3x+2 will have slope 1/3 because the slope product of two perpendicular lines = -1 ( with the exception of a vertical line and a horizonal line). Use the point-slope formula, y -y sub 1 = m (x - x sub 1) where (x sub1, y sub) is the point with coordinates (6, 1). y - 1 = (1/3)( x - 6) y -1 = (1/3)( x ) - 2 y -1 = (1/3) (x) - 2 y - 1 = (1/3) x - 2 y = (1/3) x - 1 ----> Choice not given

  12. Directrix
    • 4 years ago
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    @ Mertsj Speaking for myself, the use of condescending language such as "sweetheart" is inappropriate here. Reference "No, sweetheart, that is not right." above. http://dailyplateofcrazy.com/2010/03/26/terms-of-endearment-let-me-call-you-sweetheart/

  13. anonymous
    • 2 years ago
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    its is asking for PARALLEL THAT IS WHY .

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