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anonymous
 4 years ago
Write the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line y = 2x + 2 and passes through the point (6, 3)
anonymous
 4 years ago
Write the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line y = 2x + 2 and passes through the point (6, 3)

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precal
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0your slope for a perpendicular line is opposite reciprocal a and 1/a your slope is 2 the opposite reciprocal is 1/2 now use (6,3) to find your equation

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0umm and how do you do that?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Slope of given line is 2. So, slope of perpendicular line will be 1/2. So, the new line is: y = x/2 + b. Find b using point given 6,3 for x and y. Then, you have your line.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.03 = 6/2 + b 3 = 3 + b b = 6. So, line is: y = x/2 + 6

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Perpendicular lines have slopes that multiply to 1. So, if slope m1 = 2 and its product with m2 = 1, you have 2 * m2 = 1 => m2 = 1/2
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