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  • 2 years ago

Choose the slope-intercept equation of the line that passes through the point (-5, -1) and is perpendicular to y = 5/2x + 2. A. y = 2/5x + 1 B. y = -5/2x -27/2 C. y = -2/5x - 3 D. y = 5/2x + 23/2

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  1. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    What is the slope of this line: y = 5/2x + 2?

  2. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    idk

  3. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    is it like the same thing we did last time?

  4. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    no

  5. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    oh. i forgot how to do this then

  6. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    have you seen this equation before: y=mx+b?

  7. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    yes

  8. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    m is the slope is If you look at the equation y = 5/2x + 2, can you see how it's the same format?

  9. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    oh yeah

  10. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    So if you compare it to the format of y=mx+b, and if "m" represents the slope, can you find the slope of y = 5/2x + 2?

  11. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    so is the answer D?

  12. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    no

  13. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    But you are close.

  14. zordoloom
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    The question asked for a perpendicular line to y = 5/2x + 2

  15. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    That means that it will be negative inverse

  16. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    so it will look like -2/5

  17. cc33
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    ohhhhh okay

  18. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    so its B

  19. zordoloom
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    no

  20. zordoloom
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    It's C

  21. cc33
    • 2 years ago
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    oh thank you. Im really thankful of you helping me. :)

  22. zordoloom
    • 2 years ago
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    yep!

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