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janessia
 3 years ago
Choose an equation in slopeintercept form for the line that passes through (8,1) and is perpendicular to the y=2x17.
Choose one answer.
a. y= 2x+1
b. y= (1/2)x  5
c. y= (1/2)x  3
d. y= 2x  4
janessia
 3 years ago
Choose an equation in slopeintercept form for the line that passes through (8,1) and is perpendicular to the y=2x17. Choose one answer. a. y= 2x+1 b. y= (1/2)x  5 c. y= (1/2)x  3 d. y= 2x  4

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jazy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Slope of Perpendicular lines = opposite reciprocal ex: Slope of original line = a/b Slope of perpendicular line = b/a So what would the slope be in the new line?

janessia
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hmmm to be honest i dnt even know what that means that u put up there

jazy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Okay , you want a line perpendicular to y=2x17. The slope of y=2x17 is 2 or 2/1. Remember the SlopeIntercept form; y = mx + b where m = slope. What is the opposite reciprocal of 2/1? ex: Opposite reciprocal of a/b is b/a

jazy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.12/1 would change into (1/2). So that leaves you with options b and c.

janessia
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1hay one more question if the 0 is on the bottom like 7/0 is it undefined or 0?

jazy
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It is undefined. Remember rise/run. In this case the line doesn't "run"... It only goes straight up and down, "rises". Vertical line... Slope = undefined Horizontal line... Slope = 0
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