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kris2685
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write an equation of the line containing the specified point and perpendicular to the indicated line
(0,6),2x 5=y
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kris2685 Group Title
write an equation of the line containing the specified point and perpendicular to the indicated line (0,6),2x 5=y
 one year ago
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok so all you need is a point and a slope. You already have your point (0,6) and now all you need is the slope which you can get from this line: 2x 5=y
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can you tell me the slope of the line 2x 5=y
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where m is the slope. Can you give it one more shot and tell me the slope?
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
great but since the line we are looking for is perpendicular to this the slope actually has to be a negative reciprocal. That's fancy math talk of saying  1/2
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
now we use the point slope form. \[yy_1=m(xx_1)\] where \[(x_1,y_1)=(0,6)\]\[m=\frac{1}{2}\]
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
plug that in and solve for y if you have to.
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kris2685 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y= 1/2 x6
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RyanL. Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y= 1/2 x+6 actually because you add 6 to both sides. But close enough good job!
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kris2685 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you
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