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Write the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line 3x + y = 7 and passes through the point (6, 1).
 2 years ago
Write the equation of the line that is perpendicular to the line 3x + y = 7 and passes through the point (6, 1).

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waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know how to solve this?

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What don't you understand

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont understand how to solve it. its been a long time since i did algebra and i cant remember how to do it

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Lets Do this step by step Do you know parallel and perpendicular lines ? And how the slope change in relation to each

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1When a line is parallel to a line then the slope stays the same dw:1343935655688:dw Here as you can see the lines will never meet because the slopes are the same althought the y intercepts can be different, even if the slopes were 2 for the first line and 1.9 for the second they wound not be parallel *When a line is parallel to another line the slope is the same Perpendicular lines intersect at 90 degrees and for that to happend the slope must be the opposite reciprocal so if a line is parallel to 1/2, we find the reciprocal which is 2/1 and change it from a positive to negative so it becomes 2/1 Do you get this much

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Sorry I meant to say when a line is perpendicular for the second paragraph

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13x + y = 7 Here you need to find the equation of the line which is perpendicular to this equation so right of the bat we need to make this in to y=mx+b format right so we can get the slope Do you know how to change it in to y=mx+b format?

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Convert 3x + y = 7 in to y=mx+b @drakelovermel

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i sorta forgot. please refresh my memory

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1This is algebra 3x + y = 7 you need to isolate y amd move everythin g on the right side y=3x+7

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Now what is the perpendicular slope to 3x?

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No we moved it so it became negative

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh okay i got you

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so whats to learn next?

waheguru
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What is the perpendicular slope to 3x.

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0heyy thanks for the help! you where very helpful but i have to go eat and my mom is calling me soo im soo srry but i got to go. but thanks!!!

jcyogi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/Linearequations/Linearequations.faq.question.388924.html

drakelovermel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you soo much!
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