kibrelle 3 years ago Choose the equation of the line passing through the point (1, -5) and perpendicular to y =1/5 x - 10. y = 5x + 10 y = 5x y = -5x - 10 y = -5x

1. RyanL.

y =1/5 x - 10 what is the slope of the equation I wrote?

2. kibrelle

i dnt know

3. jaacre

the slope is 1/5

4. RyanL.

we know that the slope of the equation is 1/5 but we also know that any line perpendicular to that will have a negative reciprocal slope What is the negative reciprocal of 1/5?

5. jaacre

-5

6. RyanL.

7. kibrelle

y= -5x - 10

8. RyanL.

@kibrelle why did you pick that answer?

9. kibrelle

because when i worked it out thats what i got and im pretty sure i didnt miss a step

10. RyanL.

(1, -5) plug that point to the answer you choose. Does the equation make sense when you plug that point in?

11. kibrelle

i guess so

12. RyanL.

Show me the work then

13. kibrelle

@RyanL. im not i the mood so no need for rudeness and y=-5x-10 (1, -5)

14. kibrelle

@RyanL. sorry this part was nt ment for u wrote it in the wrong spot mb im not i the mood so no need for rudeness

15. RyanL.