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Choose the slopeintercept equation of the line that passes through the point (5, 1) and is perpendicular to y = 5/2x + 2
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
They have the same slope since they are perpendicular. so I know (5, 1) with a slope of 5/2 has something to do with the equation, but what happens next?
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
they dont have the same slope, that is when they are parallel. For perpendicular the slope is opposite
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
its a negative reciprocal, so can you figure it out what the slope is from there?
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hba Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@SephI User Please Respond.
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh, ok. So I would have a slope of 2/5, and then what?
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
close.. m=2/5 then you use your pointinterecpt form: yy=m(xx)
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y  (1) = 2/5[(x  (5)] y + 1 = 2/5x + 5 y = 2/5x  4? ^ That's not one of my options. So I did it wrong...
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
thats close but you need to distribute the (2/5) to the 5 as well
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why is that?
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
that is because the x+5 is in parentheses. so the 2/5 applies to both pieces
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
or (x(5)) however you want to think about it
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y  (1) = 2/5[(x  (5)] y  (1) = 2/5x + ??? How would I distribute the 5? Wouldn't it be 2/5*5 Which is 10/5 = 2?
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yes! perfect. so you would have (y(1))=2/5x2 then you just need to y by itself
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y + 1 = 2/5x  2 y = 2/5x  3  1 y = 2/5x  3?
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akaisha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
yep! That should be your answer.
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SephI Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It is. thanks
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