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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the vertical distance, or horizontal distance or what?
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1350957364620:dw
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that perpendicular line between the two is the distance you want?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Work out the equation of the perpendicular line. To make t easy, work out the equation of the line that is perpendicular to y=3x and passes through (0,0). Then find the intersection point of this perpendicular line and the other line (y=3x + 10). Then use distance formula.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Hope that makes sense?
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zonazooBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah, thats what i would do
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I am very confused papa. Things are not going well in my house. So can you restart from baby steps? And walk me through the perpendicular lines?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok, step 1  do you know the relationship of the slopes of two lines that are perpendicular to one another?
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know that the perpendicular slope is the opposite reciprocal of the slope.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
almost  the product of the slopes of two perpendicular lines is always 1.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so  what would be the slope of the line that is perpendicular to y=3x?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
perfect  slope would be 1/3, and its equation would be of the form: y = (1/3)x + c where c is the yintercept
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Correct. I got that part.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
good, now if we take this perpendicular line such that it passes through the origin, then what would be the value for c?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
remember we have: y = (1/3)x + c and we know y=0 when x=0, therefore c=?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so now we know that the line perpendicular to y=3x and that passes through the origin has the equation: y = (1/3)x
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so i drew that line in on my graph..
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1350958743362:dw
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1350951532761:dw
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so next you want to find the point of intersection of: y = (1/3)x and: y = 3x + 10
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How do i do that...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can you find the point of intersection of these two lines?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just substitue y=(1/3)x from 1st equation into 2nd equation and solve for x.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then use 1st equation to find the y value once you have the x value
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So like....the answer would be for x=3?
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
make sure you have the correct sign  does it look like x would be positive here?
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
aahhhh!!! negative negative!!
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
use the first equation for that, i.e. y = (1/3)x to find y. remember you just found x=3
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh i know i am working it out!!!
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x=3, therefore:\[y=\frac{1}{3}\times x=\frac{1}{3}\times (3) = ?\]
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh ok i was using a dif equation.
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
please be more careful in your calculations  try again...
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
good. so now you know the point of intersection is (3, 1): dw:1350952783534:dw
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asnaseerBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so just use the distance formula to find the distance between (3,1) and (0,0). That will be the distance between these two lines.
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karatechopperBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now SLEEP! I am ordering my papa to sleep:)
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