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Write an equation that contains the given point and is perpendicular to the given line:
(4,1), y=8
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Mathhelp346 Group Title
Write an equation that contains the given point and is perpendicular to the given line: (4,1), y=8
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Mathhelp346 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I tried \[yy _{1}=m(xx _{1})\] but i would always get a value for y which isnt right
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think it is x = 4, thats the equation
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Mathhelp346 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how did you get that
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
y = 8 is a horizontal line, the line is perpendicualr to a vertical line, get it?
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so with a vertical line, x will equal one number, in this case, it is 4, always 4 for any y, so its x = 4, did i confuse u?
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Mathhelp346 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
well how did you get x=4?
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it said that it has to contain (4, 1) so that's how I figured that x has to equal 4
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Some points of x = 4 are: (4,2)(4,8),(4,6).......so one....understand?
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Mathhelp346 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so you just took the 4 from the pair?
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yup, if i included another xvalue along with the pair we have, its not going to be perpendicular, that's why
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Mathhelp346 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh ok thanks
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tejasree Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yea! Thanks :)
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