anonymous
  • anonymous
16. Is the line through points P(–8, –10) and Q(–5, –12) perpendicular to the line through points R(9, –6) and S(17, –5)? Explain. (1 point) Yes, their slopes are different. No, their slopes are not opposite reciprocals. No, their slopes are not the same. Yes, their slopes have the same number in them.
Mathematics
  • Stacey Warren - Expert brainly.com
Hey! We 've verified this expert answer for you, click below to unlock the details :)
SOLVED
At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
schrodinger
  • schrodinger
I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!
anonymous
  • anonymous
Use (Y2-Y1)/(X2-X1) to find the slopes of each lines. If one is the negative reciprocal of the other, then they are perpendicular.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so is the answer a cause their slopes are different?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I dont like math -.- im going with B

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

More answers

anonymous
  • anonymous
oh crap i meant C
anonymous
  • anonymous
cause if thier slopes are different then its not perpendicular. its C
anonymous
  • anonymous
No im great with every other class i just hate math!
anonymous
  • anonymous
He's right. You're lazy.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I gave you the procedure, follow it!
anonymous
  • anonymous
omg fine give me a second!
anonymous
  • anonymous
So its -2/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
and since on is negative they are perpendicular?
anonymous
  • anonymous
one*
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok the slope of the first one is -2/3. What about the second one?
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh wait hold on
anonymous
  • anonymous
1/8
anonymous
  • anonymous
So -2/3 and 1/8 and those are perpendicular right cause one is a negative?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I thought if something had the same slope than meant it was perpendicular?
anonymous
  • anonymous
They're not perpendicular because one is not the negative reciprocal of the other.
anonymous
  • anonymous
If they were 2/3 and -3/2, they would be perpendicular. Or 7/8 and -8/7. Or 15/100 and -100/15
anonymous
  • anonymous
Same slope = parallel
anonymous
  • anonymous
what exactly does that mean -.- i feel so dumb im 18 and dont know this pellet
anonymous
  • anonymous
Negative reciprocal means you invert the fraction and make it negative. So can you find the negative reciprocal of 5/6?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-6/5
anonymous
  • anonymous
Good :) So if the slopes aren't negative reciprocals of each other, they're not perpendicular!
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohh so the answer is B woop yay :D
anonymous
  • anonymous
:D
anonymous
  • anonymous
you are awesome :) Thanks so much!

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.